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Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language, Volume 2

Edited by Cyrus H. Gordon and Gary A. Rendsburg

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Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and the Eblaite Language

Eblaitica: Essays on the Ebla Archives and Eblaite Language, Volume 2

Edited by Cyrus H. Gordon and Gary A. Rendsburg

The discovery of the great Early Bronze Age library at Tell Mardikh, the site of the ancient city of Ebla, has altered significantly our understanding of the history and culture of ancient Syria and the neighboring areas. This volume contains essays that provide additional texts from the site, as well as studies on previously published texts that further the understanding of both the language and culture of the great city-state. These articles are by members of the Ebla Seminar at New York University, as well as from the epigrapher of the Italian expedition at Ebla, Alfonso Archi. Debate about the identification and connections of the language of the tablets found at Ebla will probably continue for some time, and the place and influence of the city in the web of ancient Syrian and Near Eastern culture will be discussed for years to come. This volume provides additional information relevant to both concerns and contributes to clarification of the issues involved.

 

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The discovery of the great Early Bronze Age library at Tell Mardikh, the site of the ancient city of Ebla, has altered significantly our understanding of the history and culture of ancient Syria and the neighboring areas. This volume contains essays that provide additional texts from the site, as well as studies on previously published texts that further the understanding of both the language and culture of the great city-state. These articles are by members of the Ebla Seminar at New York University, as well as from the epigrapher of the Italian expedition at Ebla, Alfonso Archi. Debate about the identification and connections of the language of the tablets found at Ebla will probably continue for some time, and the place and influence of the city in the web of ancient Syrian and Near Eastern culture will be discussed for years to come. This volume provides additional information relevant to both concerns and contributes to clarification of the issues involved.

Abbreviations

Introduction - Cyrus H. Gordon

The Importance of Ebla for History and Linguistics - I. M. Diakonoff

Zwolf Jahre Ebla: Versuch einer Bestandsaufnahme - Burkhardt Kienast and Hartmut Waetzoldt

Ebla and the Gods of Canaan - Robert R. Stieglitz

Monophthongization of aw/ay>a in Eblaite and in Northwest Semitic - Gary A. Rendsburg

Eblaite and Northwest Semitic - Cyrus H. Gordon

In Memoriam: Claude Frederic Armand Schaeffer (1898-1982) - Cyrus H. Gordon

A Response to W. G. Lambert - Cyrus H. Gordon

Corrigenda et Addenda to Eblaitica 1

Index to Eblaitica 1

Index to Eblaitica 2

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