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New Seals and Inscriptions, Hebrew, Idumean, and Cuneiform
Edited by Meir Lubetski

This collection of 16 papers is a significant addition to our textual evidence for the world of the Bible: it presents over 50 inscriptions, tablets and seals from the collections of Shlomo Moussaieff, in Hebrew, Idumean, and cuneiform. Most of these texts are being published here for the first time.

Meir Lubetski is Professor of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Series: Hebrew Bible Monographs, 8
978-1-905048-35-9 hardback
Publication October 2007

David Noel Freedman, The (Almost) Perfect Fake and/or the Real Thing
André Lemaire, New Inscribed Hebrew Seals and Seal Impressions
Meir Lubetski, Falcon of Gold
Meir Lubetski, Horus the Falcon as a Personal Name
Meir Lubetski, Nwyhw/Nwyw: New Names in the Biblical Period
Meir Lubetski, A Man Called Mnr
Peter van der Veen, Gedaliah ben Ahiqam in the Light of Epigraphic Evidence (A Response to Bob Becking)
Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni, Why the Unprovenanced Idumean Ostraca Should be Published
Bezalel Porten and Ada Yardeni, The House of Baalrim in the Idumean Ostraca
Martin Heide, Impressions from a New Alphabetic Ostracon
in the Context of (Un)provenanced Inscriptions: Idiosyncrasy of a Genius Forger or a Master Scribe?
E. Lipinski, Silver of Ishtar of Arbela and of Hadad
W.G. Lambert, A Document from a Community of Exiles in Babylonia
Kathleen Abraham, An Inheritance Division among Judeans in Babylonia from the Early Persian Period (from the Moussaieff Tablet Collection)
Chaim Cohen, Biblical Hebrew Philology in the Light of Research on the New Yeho’ash Royal Building Inscription
Ada Yardeni, A Note on a Qumran Scribe
Richard Hess, Aspects of Israelite Personal Names and Pre-exilic Israelite Religion

The articles present over fifty inscriptions, tablets, and seals, written in Hebrew, Idumean, and Akkadian. The volume is generously presented. There are, for example, high-quality photographs of nearly all of the inscriptions discussed, thus enabling the reader to see the text being discussed and to evaluate the proposed reading.

Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Review of Biblical Literature