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  Assyriology and Biblical Studies: Time for Reassessment? - By Bill T. Arnold
Indeed, it may be argued that intense interest in Mesopotamia at the close of the nineteenth century, generated largely by those interested in biblical studies, made the emergence of Assryiology as an independent discipline possible.
Landsberger sought to place Assyriology on a new path, in which Babylonian culture could be investigated on its own terms.
Assyriologists today are often isolated and tend not to consider comparative issues due to a cultural climate in the academic community, perhaps still as a result of the excesses of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
www.bibleinterp.com /articles/Arnold_Assyriology_Biblical_Reassessment.htm   (1691 words)

  
  Assyriology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The large number of cuneiform clay tablets preserved by these cultures provide an enormous resource for the study of the period and the region's (and the world's) first cities such as Ur are archaeologically invaluable as for studying the growth of urbanisation.
As an academic discipline, Assyriology presents itself as one of the most demanding fields in the humanities.
Few universities teach advanced Assyriology, and not that many teach, for example, introductory Akkadian which at least provides some orientation to the language and culture of the Latin of the Ancient Near East.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Assyriology   (595 words)

  
 JewishEncyclopedia.com - ASSYRIOLOGY AND THE OLD TESTAMENT:   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The science of Assyriology (the interpretation of the cuneiform inscriptions), which has originated and developed with such marked rapidity within the past fifty years, stands in intimate relations with the Old Testament.
The most salient allusions in Assyriology to events and customs mentioned in the Old Testament may most conveniently be divided into the following periods: viz., the antediluvian, the patriarchal, the Egyptian, the early regal, the last century of Assyria, and the new Babylonian.
Altogether the science of Assyriology has opened up to the student of the Old Testament a new world which he must explore before he can appreciate many of its most interesting parts.
www.jewishencyclopedia.com /view.jsp?artid=2047&letter=A   (1546 words)

  
 Assyriology Summary
Assyriology is the historical and archaeological study of ancient Mesopotamia.
The large number of cuneiform clay tablets preserved by these cultures provide an enormous resource for the study of the period and the region's (and the world's) first cities such as Ur are archaeologically invaluable as for studying the growth of urbanisation.
Few universities teach advanced Assyriology, and not that many teach, for example, introductory Akkadian which at least provides some orientation to the language and culture of the Latin of the Ancient Near East.
www.bookrags.com /Assyriology   (2320 words)

  
 Assyriology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In Oxford the Shillito Readership in Assyriology had fallen vacant in the war, but in...
Among his colleagues, William W. Hallo, professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature at Yale University, is known as...
Assyriology and the study of the Old Testament: An inaugural lecture delivered at University College, Cardiff, Tuesday D...
hallencyclopedia.com /Assyriology   (388 words)

  
 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Assyriology is the science, which concerns itself with the investigation of the languages, history, religion and culture of the cuneiform-using peoples of Ancient Near East.
Modern assyriology was born in 1802, when W.Grotefend deciphered the first cuneiform marks.
Only by the cultural interpretation of archaeological substance is it possible to understand the ways of life and thought, everyday activities and high religion of cities long lost in the past.
www.ut.ee /muinasteadused/dict/en-assyriology.html   (485 words)

  
 Department of Near Eastern Studies
Assyriology students will take at least one course in Akkadian each semester.
Assyriology students should participate each semester in the Mesopotamian Seminar (132.800-801), which meets four times per semester.
Assyriology students should take (or audit) at least one course per year in another department, depending on their research interests.
www.jhu.edu /~neareast/assyriology.html   (160 words)

  
 Mesopotamia (geography, climate, people, religion, trade, Assyriology and Archeology)
Clay was not valuable to treasure hunters and robbers in later times and clay tablets (at least until the 19th century CE) were left untouched and thus saved for eternity.
The branch of science dealing with the study of ancient civilizations in the Near East is called Assyriology, named after an Assyrian empire uncovered by the first archeological excavations.
Assyriology rests on information from archeological excavations on the one hand and on the study of written documents by philologists on the other hand.
www.sron.nl /~jheise/akkadian/mesopotamia.html   (8639 words)

  
 Enheduanna
Yet she is barely known outside of the discipline of Assyriology.
Within the discipline of Assyriology she has either largely been ignored or treated as a footnote.
In The Exaltation of Inanna, Enheduanna begins the 153-line hymn with carefully arranged epithets and descriptions of the goddess Inanna to illustrate the characteristics of the goddess that become part of the unfolding story carefully building to the declaration that Inanna is the supreme deity.
www.public.asu.edu /~rbinkle/enheduanna.htm   (1231 words)

  
 Amazon.com: assyriology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Assyriology and the study of the Old Testament: An inaugural lecture delivered at University College, Cardiff, Tuesday December 3rd, 1968, by H. F Saggs (Unknown Binding - 1969)
Assyriology and the Bible by Kaufmann Kohler (Unknown Binding - 1903)
Assyriology in England during and since the war by Thomas Fish (Unknown Binding - 1929)
www.amazon.com /s?ie=UTF8&keywords=assyriology&tag=icongroupinterna&index=blended&link_code=qs&page=1   (351 words)

  
 Mesopotamia (geography, climate, people, religion, trade, Assyriology and Archeology)
Clay was not valuable to treasure hunters and robbers in later times and clay tablets (at least until the 19th century CE) were left untouched and thus saved for eternity.
The branch of science dealing with the study of ancient civilizations in the Near East is called Assyriology, named after an Assyrian empire uncovered by the first archeological excavations.
Assyriology rests on information from archeological excavations on the one hand and on the study of written documents by philologists on the other hand.
xoomer.virgilio.it /bxpoma/akkadeng/mesopotamia.htm   (8722 words)

  
 biblicalia » Assyriology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
While most of today’s ancient Babylon is in ruins, a local population has continued there since ancient times, as still in the modern village Hillah, itself partially situated in the residential district of the ancient Babylon.
Or it could simply be a matter of the Assyrians finally having learned that the dynasty of Omri was long over, and thus everyone ruling Bīt-Humri at that point might have been considered the “son of a nobody.” The patronymics for the last two rulers were not recorded, unfortunately.
As I mentioned in a comment on a post chez Chris Heard, I’ve been compiling instances of the Assyrian usage of the phrase “House of …” in reference to territories and their associated rulers, of which we have much more information than in the case of the Aramaic usage.
www.bombaxo.com /blog/?cat=5   (3036 words)

  
 Presidential Lectures: Stefan Maul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The problem with Assyriology and Assyriologists is that this is a discipline which is literally drowning in material.
Moreover, Assyriology does not only deal with Assyria but with the whole extension of Cuneiform culture from Anatolia to the Indus valley, and not exclusively with written tablets but with all kinds of archaeological remains.
Professor Maul's main area of research is Mesopotamian religion in the 1st millenium B.C. His dissertation deals with a genre of (Late-)Sumerian cult lyric in "Emesal", the female dialect used for lyrical recitation in Babylonian rituals, of which he presented a ground-breaking collection, edition, translation and commentary.
prelectur.stanford.edu /lecturers/maul   (729 words)

  
 Reporter Special 10/11/99: Oriental Studies
The Studentship will be awarded in the first instance for such period not exceeding three years as the Managers may think fit, and a Student may be re-elected for any further period not exceeding three years if the Managers are satisfied that his or her work is of sufficiently high standard to merit such extension.
Applicants should be registered, or have applied for admission, as Graduate Students in the University, for a higher degree course within the field of Assyriology or a closely related field.
The grant will be deployed by the University to meet the university tuition fees of one or more applicants in whole or in part, and its value will be the income of the Fund for the year in question, or the full amount of the fees payable for the year in question, whichever is less.
www.admin.cam.ac.uk /reporter/1999-2000/special/06/48.html   (1946 words)

  
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Subject: anenews APPEAL: Assyriology at Hamburg Forwarded via Jack Sasson on behalf of the undersigned, to whom responses and inquiries should be directed.
The faculty has determined that Assyriology is too expensive for Hamburg University and they want to suppress it.
Yet Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany, and Assyriology is a field of signal importance to the recovery of highly complex cultures at the dawn of writing (Sumerian, Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) that, beginning in the Third Millennium BC, greatly influenced the development and thoughts of neighboring Canaanite, Hebrew, Classical, even Islamic, civilizations.
oi.uchicago.edu /OI/ANE/ANENEWS-DIGEST/1999/v1999.n121   (593 words)

  
 Denver Journal - 6:0106 - Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations
By including this information from the region just west of the Tigris-Euphrates valley, the editors have created a well rounded work that presents a comprehensive view of the cultures, languages and civilizations that influenced the growth and development of the nation Israel.
Chavalas chronicles the emergence of Assyriology from an auxiliary of biblical studies into a unique discipline.
Although this work does an excellent job presenting the background for Assyriology and the comparative method, the real value of the material lies in the discussion of the culture and historiography of the Syro-Mesopotamian region.
www.denverseminary.edu /dj/articles2003/0100/0106.php   (1238 words)

  
 Yale > Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations > Babylonian Collection
It is the only major University collection closely allied with an academic department and has its own classroom, where the department’s courses in Assyriology are carried on.
Most doctoral work in Assyriology in the Department since 1912 has been based on materials in the Babylonian Collection.
The Babylonian Collection maintains a complete reference library, adjacent to the workrooms, in the fields of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern studies, including about 13,000 books and serials and over 10,000 offprints.
www.yale.edu /nelc/babylonian.html   (678 words)

  
 Society of Biblical Literature
Frymer-Kensky, an expert on Assyriology, Sumerology, biblical studies and Jewish studies, was perhaps best known for her work on women and religion.
But it was not until years later that the scholar said she found her true mission.
I don't know of another scholar in the world who combined as she did mastery of Assyriology with sustained attention to feminist readings in the service of biblical theology," said Divinity School Dean Richard Rosengarten.
www.sbl-site.org /Article.aspx?ArticleId=572   (861 words)

  
 Conference on Assyriology to Draw 300 Scholars
An international conference on Assyriology that will begin Monday, July 18, at the Oriental Institute will be something of a homecoming for nearly 40 of the 300 participants as they return to the place where they completed important work early in their careers.
Roth, Editor-in-Charge of the Chicago Assyrian Dictionary, is organizing the conference, along with Jennie Myers, a Research Associate in the Oriental Institute, and Walter Farber, Professor in the Oriental Institute.
The conference, officially the 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale (International Congress of Assyriology and Near Eastern Archaeology), brings together scholars from throughout the world, including those from Iran, Iraq, Turkey and elsewhere in the Middle East.
www.aina.org /news/20050714125820.htm   (688 words)

  
 Sam Harrelson » Assyriology
The book on Assyriology and 19th Century American reception I wrote while at Yale has been up on Amazon.com for a while (you can also order it from the Yale Art Gallery site).
I’ve had my ups and downs with my academic journey, but having a place in the footnotes of a text on Assyriology, from the widely respected figure of Benjamin Foster nonetheless, was a major major major moment of change in my life.
It’s an incredibly small thing in the grand scheme of the Cosmos, but for me, it is a sign post in the middle of the Moabite plain pointing me towards the Promised Land of eventual life as a professor.
www.samharrelson.com /category/assyriology   (1458 words)

  
 Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies
The Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology was established at Bar-Ilan University in 1980.
The primary aim of the Institute is to promote research activity in the area of Assyriology, Sumerology and related fields.
In addition, a group of graduate students are pursuing their research work toward M.A. and PhD degrees, under the supervision of the members of the Institute.
www.biu.ac.il /js/Kramer/General   (255 words)

  
 New Mexico Golf - Your New Mexico Golf Information Source   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It seemed to me that the crux of Oppenheim's argument was that the field's emphasis on the humanities put undue focus on the surviving literary texts, which as he pointed out, make up only a tiny fraction of the cuneiform tablets that the ancients deemed worthy of collecting in their libraries.
After giving us his ideas at the beginning of the book on what the paradigm of Assyriology should be, Oppenheim proceeded to do a remarkable job of putting these ideas into practice in the rest of the book.
Limited use is made of direct quotations from texts, since as the author put it, "Translated texts tend to speak more of the translator than their original message".
www.nmgolf.net /modules.php?name=Amazon&asin=0226631877   (1267 words)

  
 Online Knowledge Explorer®/Encyclopedia Americana®   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Meanwhile the outbreak of the Crimean War in 1854 put an abrupt end to the first period of excavations, which were not resumed for 18 years.
This period of enforced inactivity in the field was fortunately characterized by activity in British and French research, as well as by the beginnings of German interest in Assyriology.
For example, cuneiform law and legal institutions have become a treasure house for students of comparative law, especially in Europe, where Roman law is still taught in many faculties of law.
oke.grolier.com /InfoOffset=2427&FFC=F&OEMTag=DW&MajorVersion=14&EAID=0024360-00.ea   (4010 words)

  
 Matthew Wolfgang Stolper
Professor of Assyriology and the John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies in the Oriental Institute
Matthew W. Stolper (Professor of Assyriology, John A. Wilson Professor of Oriental Studies in the Oriental Institute) has worked primarily on Achaemenid Babylonian texts and secondarily on Elamite history and texts.
"On the Dynasty of Åimaåki and the Early Sukkalmaæs," Zeitschrift für Assyriologie 72 (l982), 42-67.
humanities.uchicago.edu /depts/nelc/facultypages/stolper   (1192 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: Books: Mesopotamia: Writing, Reasoning, and the Gods   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Jean Bottero is emeritus director of Assyriology at the Ecole pratique des hautes etudes, Paris.
His book, which is a compilation of 15 of his earlier and reworked scholarly articles on various aspects of Assyriology, would require a specialist in the field to do it justice, though it contains much that the general reader and enthusiast can enjoy.
The book also includes a brief Chronology and an excellent map, and is rounded out with a Glossary-Index, a List of References, and a 'Bibliographical Orientation' which describes some of the more important studies in the field and which serious students should find very useful.
www.amazon.ca /exec/obidos/ASIN/0226067262   (980 words)

  
 M. W. Chavalas and K. L. Younger, eds., Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations
21-67) in which he surveys the love-hate relations between assyriology and biblical studies over a 150 year period.
This is a good proof that scholars have come a long way since the beginning of ancient Near East studies 150 years ago.
The love-hate relations between assyriology and biblical studies have been replaced by a more judicious and sober scholarly approach.
www.arts.ualberta.ca /JHS/reviews/review082.htm   (2110 words)

  
 Pennsylvania State University Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies Assyriology   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies at The Pennsylvania State University announces a tenure-track/tenured position in Assyriology available at the level of assistant or associate professor, to begin August 2004.
CAMS is a unit whose purview embraces the entire Mediterranean world, in all aspects, in antiquity, with a view to promoting dialogue across fields represented in the department.
Please send letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a sample of scholarly writing (e.g., articles), and three letters of recommendation to Professor Baruch Halpern, Chair, Assyriology Search Committee, Department of Classics and Ancient Mediterranean Studies, 108 Weaver Building, Box E, Penn State, University Park, PA 16802-5500.
www.umich.edu /~aos/pennstassyr.html   (204 words)

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