Josette Elayi, Sennacherib, King of Assyria

A critical resource for students and scholars of the ancient Near East and the Bible

Josette Elayi’s Sennacherib, King of Assyria is the only biography of Sargon II’s famous son. Elayi traces the reign of Sennacherib in context in order to illuminate more fully the life and contributions of this warlord, builder, innovator, and social reformer—a unique figure among the Assyrian kings. Elayi offers both an evaluation of this royal figure and an assessment of the Assyrian Empire by interpreting the historical information surrounding the decisive events of his reign.

Features: • Exploration of why Sennacherib did not seize Jerusalem or remove Hezekiah from the throne • An extensive investigation of annals, royal inscriptions, letters, palace reliefs, clay tablets, and excavation reports • Maps and tables

Josette Elayi is honorary researcher at the French National Center for Scientific Research. She is the editor of Transeuphratene, editor of seventy books, and author of more than thirty books, including Sargon II, King of Assyria (2017).

Semitica 60

Semitica 60, édité par Michael Langlois sous la direction de Thomas Römer. Leuven, Peeters, 2018. 555 p.

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Le texte de Josué 10. Approche philologique, épigraphique et diachronique

Michael Langlois, Le texte de Josué 10. Approche philologique, épigraphique et diachronique (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 252). Fribourg, Academic Press / Göttingen, Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2011. 280 p.

Le livre de Josué relate l’établissement du peuple d’Israël en terre promise après l’Exode. Il occupe une place toute particulière au sein de la Bible hébraïque : d’une part, il prolonge et achève le récit de l’Exode laissé en suspens par la mort de Moïse juste avant l’arrivée en terre promise ; d’autre part, il amorce une nouvelle phase de l’histoire d’Israël, celle de l’occupation de la terre promise jusqu’à la déportation à Babylone. Josué se trouve ainsi au cœur de nombreux débats théologiques portant sur la dimension historique de ces récits de conquête ou la rédaction de la Bible hébraïque — Pentateuque, Hexateuque, Historiographie deutéronomiste, Prophètes antérieurs, etc. Continuer la lecture