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The Near East in the South West
Essays in Honor of William G. Dever, AASOR 58

Edited by Beth Alpert Nakhai

The Near East in the South West
Hardback, 256 pages £70.00
Published: 2003
ISBN: 9780897570657
Format: 280mm x 215mm
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Subjects: American Schools of Oriental Research, Ancient Near East, Archaeology

Illustrated with 35 b/w figures.

These essays were written in honour of William G Dever, doyen of Syro-Palestinian archaeology, and Professor Emeritus of Near Eastern Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Arizona, where he was Professor from 1975 until his retirement in 2001.

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Biography of William G Dever

Students of William G Dever

Chapter 1 - Bronze Age Rural Economic Transitions in the Jordan Valley   Steven E Falconer, Patricia L Fall, Mary C Metzger and Lee Lines

Chapter 2 - Merenptah's Inscription and Reliefs and the Origin of Israel   Michael G Hasel

Chapter 3 - Slouching toward Beersheva: Chalcolithic Mortuary Practices in Local and Regional Context   Alexander H Joffe

Chapter 4 - Four-Room Structures at Late Bronze/Iron I Age Hill Country Workstations   Gloria London

Chapter 5 - The Birth of the Ancestors: The Meanings of Human Figurines in Near Eastern Neolithic Villages   Jonathan B Mabry

Chapter 6 - Pottery Production and Demand in a Middle Bronze Age Levantine Village: Ceramic Specialization and Rural Development   Bonnie Magness-Gardiner

Chapter 7 - Israel on the Horizon: The Iron I Settlement of the Galilee   Beth Alpert Nakhai

Chapter 8 - The Emergence of Ammon: A View of the Rise of Iron Age Polities from the Other Side of the Jordan   Randall W Younker


Beth Alpert Nakhai is Associate Professor in the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at Arizone State University, at which she teaches courses in archaeology, Hebrew Bible, Near Eastern history, and women in ancient Israel. Nakhai is also an affiliated faculty member in the Department of Near Eastern Studies. She received her Masters in Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Near Eastern Archaeology from The University of Arizona. Her publications focus on the lives of women in antiquity, and on Canaanite and Israelite religion and culture. Nakhai also chairs sessions on gender and religion for the annual meetings of the American Schools of Oriental Research and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 256 pages
 280mm x 215mm

BIC Code:
  SOC002000, SOC003000, SOC026000
 American Schools of Oriental Research


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