Very Good. Octavo, red cloth with gold lettering, xxvi, 263 pp., remainder mark. "This second volume of Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions: Corpus and Concordance provides a comprehensive, up-to-date collection of the numerous texts in ancient Hebrew apart from the Bible that have come to the attention of scholars in recent years. The new material includes numerous ostraca from different sites and extensive information about the personal names in use in the biblical period." publisher's description. Follows the first volume as a supplement by thirteen years.
Very Good. No Dust Jacket. Original red hardback binding; firm, square and tight with no snags or splits, just ever so slightly bumped at the base of the spine; contents clean and sound, not showing any pen-marks. Not from a library so no such stamps or labels. A very good copy.
263 pages. Hardcover, no dustjacket. Brand new book. JUDAICA. This is the sequel to the first volume of Ancient Hebrew Inscriptions: Corpus and Concordance, published in 1991. It contains some 750 inscriptions from the Old Testament period which were mainly published for the first time between 1990 and 2000. Some were discovered in regular archaeological excavations, others come from private collections. The new material includes ostraca from different sites, which are of religious, literary and historical importance, and extensive information about the personal names which were in use in the biblical period. The number of coin-legends and other texts from the Persian and early Hellenistic periods has also been enlarged. Each text is supplied with a brief description, an approximate date and publication information. The concordance provides an easy way to discover which Hebrew words and proper names occur in non-biblical sources and helps greatly to widen the basis for Hebrew language study. • A uniquely comprehensive and up-to-date collection of the numerous texts in ancient Hebrew outside the Bible. • Supplements biblical evidence for ancient Hebrew language and everyday life in Old Testament times. • A substantial second volume that enriches and expands upon the invaluable research resource of the original volume. The contents of this book is as follows: Introduction; 1. Corpus of new texts; 2. Concordance to the new texts; Additions and corrections to AHI; Synoptic tables. "Davies is to be warmly congratulated on this work of primary scholarship, which has made full use of the computer revolution, but as an aid to and not a substitute for the painstaking probing which our forefathers have taught us dare not be abandoned. The Society for Old Testament Study (Key Words: Hebrew Inscriptions, Graham Davies, Old Testament, J. K. Aitken, Bible, D. R. de Lacey, Religion, P. A, Smith, Judaica, J. Squirrel, Judaism).
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