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Friday, October 27, 2017

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Christopher Rollston Christopher Rollston
The George Washington UniversityDepartment of Classical and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Faculty Member
This article contends that when one looks at the totality of the inscriptional evidence from the Late Bronze Age, Iron I, and Iron IIA....that is, especially in light of some of the epigraphic finds during recent years (including, for example, two Akkadian tablets and an Early Alphabetic inscription), it becomes very difficult to contend that there was not writing in and around Jerusalem during the Late Bronze Age, Iron I, and Iron IIA. Note that this article is intended to function in tandem with a previous article of mine, namely, the article entitled: "The Dating of the Early Royal...
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Joe (J.G.) Manning Joe (J.G.) Manning
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Joe (J.G.) Manning Joe (J.G.) Manning
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Volcanic eruptions provide tests of human and natural system sensitivity to abrupt shocks because their repeated occurrence allows the identification of systematic relationships in the presence of random variability. Here we show a suppression of Nile summer flooding via the radiative and dynamical impacts of explosive volcanism on the African monsoon, using climate model output, ice-core-based volcanic forcing data, Nilometer measurements, and ancient Egyptian writings. We then examine the response of Ptolemaic Egypt (305–30 BCE), one of the best-documented ancient superpowers, to...
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Martin Andreas Stadler Martin Andreas Stadler
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The Egyptian god Thoth is best known as a god of writing and wisdom, a lunar deity, and vizier of the gods, but was also a cosmic deity, creator god, and warrior. Being one of the oldest deities of the Egyptian pantheon, he is attested in many sources from the earliest periods of Egyptian history up to the Roman Period. The etymology of his name remains unexplained, possibly due to the name's antiquity. Perhaps it is his age as a divine figure that led to a rather confusing mythology with a series of contradicting traditions concerning his descent and his reputation as a benevolent versus...
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Aren Maeir Aren Maeir
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Gregory Marouard Gregory Marouard
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Bettina Bader
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This chapter sketches the nature of evidence to be gained from careful analysis of the ceramic remains in ancient Egypt, and the ways to achieve it, explaining some of the advances made in recent years. Pottery provides the most ubiquitous archaeological source material derived from ancient Egypt. Early archaeologists only tended to show interest in pottery when it was intact and/or of aesthetically pleasing shape or decoration, but this important source material has turned into primary evidence when dating a site. It provides information on the history of use of a site as well as on...
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Dirk Huyge Dirk Huyge
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Claudia Näser Claudia Näser
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Benjamin Sommer Benjamin Sommer
Jewish Theological Seminary of AmericaBible and Ancient Semitic Languages, Faculty Member
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