The World of the Aramaeans is a three-volume collection of definitive essays about the Aramaeans and the biblical world of which they were a part. Areas of interest include the language, epigraphy and history of the Aramaeans of Syria as well of their neighbours, the Israelites, Phoenicians, Ammonites, Moabites and Edomites. The third volume, on language and literature, includes essays by Michael Weigl, William Marrow, Grant Frame, James M. Lindenberger, Pierre Bordreuil, Amir Harrak, Theodore Lutz, Josef Tropper, Dennis Pardee and Clemens Leonhard.
Contents; Preface; Abbreviations; List of Contributors; Paul-Eugène Dion: An Appreciation; Compositional Strategies in the Aramaic Sayings of Ahikar: Columns 6-8; The Sefire Treaty Stipulations and the Mesopotamian Treaty Tradition; A Neo-Babylonian Tablet with an Aramaic Docket and the Surety Phrase pūt šēp(i)... našû; What Ever Happened to Vidranga? A Jewish Liturgy of Cursing from Elephantine; A propos de l'Inscription de Mesha' deux notes; Tales about Sennacherib: The Contribution of the Syriac Sources; Phoenician Inscriptions from Tell el-Maskhuta
Dialektvielfalt und Sprachwandel im frühen Aramäischen Soziolinguistische ÜberlegungenUgaritic Science; Observations on the Date of the Syriac Cave of Treasures; Bibliography of Paul-Eugène Dion; Index of Modern Authors; Index of Subjects; Index of Personal and Tribal Names; Index of Geographical Names
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