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Andrei Orlov Andrei Orlov
Marquette UniversityTheology, Faculty Member

Yahoel as the "Second Power"

an excerpt from A.A. Orlov, Yahoel and Metatron: Aural Apocalypticism and the Origins of Early Jewish Mysticism (Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017)

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Juan Carlos Moreno                                            Garcia Juan Carlos Moreno Garcia
Bookmarked by Ellen Morris

«Economies in transition: trade, "money", labour and nomads at the turn of the 1st millennium BC». In: J.C. Moreno García (ed.), Dynamics of production in the ancient Near East, Oxford, Oxbow Books, 2016, p. 1-39.

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Maria Nilsson Maria Nilsson
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The crown of Arsinoë II. The creation and development of an imagery of authority.

This study deals with a unique crown that was created for Queen Arsinoë II. The aim is to identify and understand the symbolism that is embedded in each pictorial detail that together form the crown and how this reflects the wearer's socio-political and religious positions. The study focuses on the crown and its details, while also including all contextual aspects of the relief scenes in order to understand the general meaning. This crown was later developed and usurped by other female figures; the material includes 158 Egyptian relief scenes dating from Arsinoë's lifetime to Emperor...

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Deborah Sweeney Deborah Sweeney
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D. Sweeney, "Sitting Happily with Amun," in: B.J.J. Haring, O. Kaper and R. van Walsem (eds.), The Workman's Progress. Studies in the Village of Deir el-Medina and Other Documents from Western Thebes in Honour of Rob Demarée (Egyptologische Uitgaven 24), Leiden, 2014, 217-231.

This article examines the texts on a group of 16 seats excavated by Ernesto Schiaparelli at Deir el Medîna, mostly associated with votive chapel CI but probably also from other chapels. Bruyère argued that these seats, and the many uninscribed seats found in other chapels at the site, indicate that cultic communities met regularly in the chapels for worship. This essay adds a few more details to our knowledge of these communities. Firstly, most of the men mentioned in the inscriptions lived in the mid-20th Dynasty. They were not related to each other, so that if the owners of these seats...

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Joanna Dębowska-Ludwin Joanna Dębowska-Ludwin
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Provincial Subsidiary Burials in Northern Egypt. Two Cases of Tell el-Farkha Cemeteries in a Three-Dimensional View

Technical development gives new possibilities for the interpretation and popularization of archaeological research. An example can be derived from Tell el-Farkha in Egypt, where the extremely interesting tombs excavated at the site have gained a new life thanks to virtual 3D reconstructions. Two of these structures, which illustrate the beginning and the end of the Egyptian practice of subsidiary burials, were chosen and discussed in detail to show the advantages of the application of a new approach. To achieve this, a typical archaeological description of excavated features was...

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Karolina Rosinska-Balik Karolina Rosinska-Balik
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Brewing technology in Early Egypt. Invention of Upper or Lower Egyptians?

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Karolina Rosinska-Balik Karolina Rosinska-Balik
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Proto- and Early Dynastic graves from Tell el-Farkha (Egypt) in three-dimensional view. A case study of grave no.100

The methods and techniques of field work documentation are constantly being improved. In the era of visual media it was necessary to upgrade traditional drawings and recording of structures unearthed during archaeological prospection. The documentation process of excavated sites was always crucial especially when considered feature, accordingly to specific destructive character of archaeological examination, is accessible for the researcher for limited time. In parallel to graphical and visual improvement go possibilities of data interpretation. The new way of view gives not only...

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Bernadette Drabsch Bernadette Drabsch
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Ritual, art and society in the Levantine Chalcolithic: The 'Processional' wall painting from Teleilat Ghassul

The fragmentary 'Processional' wall painting from Teleilat Ghassul in Jordan is here shown to depict a religious procession involving eight individuals rather than the three identified in the original 1970s reconstruction. All of the figures wear masks and carry objects, but elaborately robed leaders, members perhaps of a dedicated priestly class, are clearly distinguished from their naked attendants. The scene belongs to the Late Chalcolithic period when Levantine society was becoming increasingly hierarchical, and the wall painting as a whole illustrates the prominent role of elites in...

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Edward Cook Edward Cook
The Catholic University of AmericaDepartment of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures, Faculty Member

Language Contact and the Genesis of Mishnaic Hebrew

Abstract: The origin of Mishnaic Hebrew and its differences from Biblical Hebrew have been explained in different ways, e.g., in terms of chronological development (MH is later), register (MH is colloquial), or geographic (MH originated elsewhere than in Judea). None of these accounts explain, however, just why MH is different in the way that it is different, especially in the pronounced and drastic simplification of its verbal system vis-a-vis BH. Recent advances in contact linguistics suggest that MH originated out of a very specific kind of contact with Aramaic, namely, the fairly rapid...

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Nicholas Morton Nicholas Morton
Nottingham Trent UniversityHistory, Faculty Member

The Uses of the Bible in Crusader Sources, Commentaria: Sacred Texts and their Commentaries: Jewish, Christian and Islamic VII (Brill, 2017).

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