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Political Treaties of the Ancient Near East [Hebrew]
Altman, Amnon

Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2018 pp. לה + viii + 611. ₪111.00

Series Information
Biblical Encyclopedia Library, 34

Description: Published in Hebrew. This book is the sole translation of all the international treaties of the Ancient Near East into a modern language. It offers the Hebrew reader a translation of all the known political treaties from the Ancient Near East (2900-330 BCE), those that were preserved in such a state that enables a coherent translation. A general introduction concerning the study of Ancient Near Eastern treaties precedes the translations proper, and a series of introductions precede each treaty. The treaties were written in various languages spoken and written in the Ancient Near East: Sumerian, Eblaite, Elamite, Akkadian dialects, Hittite, Egyptian, Ugaritic, and Aramaic. All the treaties were translated from the original languages by the author and other Israeli scholars.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History

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Review by Shalom E. Holtz
Published 8/22/2019
Citation: Shalom E. Holtz, review of Amnon Altman, Political Treaties of the Ancient Near East [Hebrew], Review of Biblical Literature [] (2019).

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