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Amarna Personal Names

Richard S. Hess

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$54.50 | Hardcover Edition
ISBN: 978-0-931464-71-3

304 pages
6" × 9"
1993
Distributed by Penn State University Press for American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR)

Dissertations of the American Schools of Oriental Research

Amarna Personal Names

Richard S. Hess

The Amarna letters are foundational documents for the study of Late Bronze Age history and language in the ancient Near East. One of the most significant aspects of these letters has been the discovery of Canaanite influence in the Akkadian language of these letters. This discovery has provided a wealth of linguistic knowledge concerning that period and its influence on subsequent ages.

 

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The Amarna letters are foundational documents for the study of Late Bronze Age history and language in the ancient Near East. One of the most significant aspects of these letters has been the discovery of Canaanite influence in the Akkadian language of these letters. This discovery has provided a wealth of linguistic knowledge concerning that period and its influence on subsequent ages.

Though much has been written about the Amarna letters, until now there has been no comprehensive study of the personal names found in the cuneiform texts from El-Amarna. Dr. Hess fills the void with this comprehensive reference tool. The main part of the book catalogs the Amarna personal names, providing necessary information for each name, including attested spellings, occurrences, identification, textual notes, and analysis. The author then offers a grammatical analysis of the names and glossaries of the seven languages attested in personal names in the letters. Glossaries of divine name and geographical name elements and an extensive bibliography complete the study.

This volume is essential for research libraries and for scholars and students working with the Amarna letters or Akkadian and Northwest Semitic languages.

Preface

Abbreviations

Introduction

Catalog of Names

Syllabic Readings

Names with Logograms of Uncertain Interpretation

Broken Names

Grammatical Analysis

West Semitic

Akkadian

Egyptian

Indo-Aryan

Hurrian

Kassite

Glossaries

West Semitic

Akkadian

Egyptian

Sanskrit

Hurrian

Anatolian

Kassite

Divine Names Contained within Personal Names

Geographical Names Contained within Personal Names

Logograms

Cross-References to Other Published Spellings

Sources Cited

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