Boundaries of the Ancient Near Eastern World: A Tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon

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Meir Lubetski, Claire Gottlieb, Sharon Keller
A&C Black, Jan 1, 1997 - Religion - 578 pages
For over threescore years Cyrus H. Gordon's scholarship and teaching have provided new directions to the study of the ancient Near East. This collection of 34 essays in honour of his 90th birthday, edited by three of his former pupils, celebrates his fascinating and remarkable achievements and reflects his broad command of ancient studies. The global impact of his research can be seen from the geographical dispersion of the outstanding scholars who have written here on the following topics: archaeology, Bible studies, Ugaritic, Aramaic, Arabic, Egypto-Semitic, the cuneiform world, Indo-European, Samaritan, the Graeco-Roman world, mediaeval studies. The inclusion of a complete bibliography of Gordon's works is of singular value.

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Contents

Preface
11
Acknowledgments
15
Abbreviations
16
List of Contributors
21
Like a Perpetual Fountain
25
ARCHAEOLOGY
29
BIBLE STUDIES
63
NORTHWEST AND UGARITIC STUDIES
163
THE CUNEIFORM WORLD
385
SAMARITAN STUDIES
419
INDOEUROPEAN
459
THE GRAECOROMAN WORLD
479
MEDIAEVAL STUDIES
511
Bibliography of the Works of Cyrus H Gordon
533
Index of References
555
Index of Authors
566

ARAMAIC AND ARABIC STUDIES
223
EGYPTOSEMITICS
251

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About the author (1997)

Meir Lubetski is Professor & Deputy Chair of the Department of Modern Languages & Comparative Literature, Baruch College, City University of New York.

Claire Gottlieb obtained her doctorate from New York University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, and lives in Warren, New Jersey.

Sharon Keller is Assistant Professor of Hebrew at Hunter College, City University New York.

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