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פרופ' אביגדור הורוויץ ז"ל, מרצה למקרא ומזרח קדום
 
תחומי מחקר:
תנ"ך והמזרח הקדום; בתי מקדש ועבודת האלהים בישראל ובתרבויות השכנות; קסם ונחש במקרא ובתרבויות השכנות; אלילות ופסילים; ספר משלי; ספרות החכמה במקרא ובמזרח הקדום; הכתיבה המונומנטאלית המסופוטמית; ספרות אכדית; העברית המקראית לאור האכדית.
 
:רשימת פרסומים
SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS
A) BOOKS
1. 1992
I Have Built You an Exalted House. Temple Building in the Bible in Light of Mesopotamian and Northwest Semitic Writings, (JSOT Supplement Series 115, JSOT/ASOR Monographs 5) Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press; 398 pages.
Reviews by: J. F Healey in Expository Times 104 (1993) pp. 185 186; Nahum Sarna in Biblical Archaeology Review, 19 (1993) pp. 10, 72; Steven S. Tuell in Interpretation 48 (1994) pp. 87 88; Robert A. DiVito in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 56 (1994) pp. 333 334; Baruch A. Levine, in Hebrew Studies 35 (1994) pp. 154 156; John van Seters in Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 (1995) pp. 119 120; Winfried Thiel in Biblische Zeitschrift 40 (1996) pp. 308 310
2. 1994
Inu Anum **rum Literary Structures in the Non Juridical Parts of Codex Hammurabi, (Occasional Publications of the Samuel Noah Kramer Fund of the Babylonian Section of the University Museum 15) Philadelphia.110 pages.
Review by M. Arneth in Zeitschrift f*r altorientalische und biblische Rechtsgeschichte 2 (1996) pp. 196-201
3. 1997
Divine Service and Its Rewards. Ideology and Poetics in the Hinke Kudurru, (Beer Sheva. Studies by the Department of Bible and Ancient Near East X), Beer-Sheva: Ben Gurion University of the Negev Press. 106 pages.
Reviews by B. Lion, Revue d'assyriologie 91 (1997) pp. 89-90; M. Dietrich, Ugarit Forschungen 29 (1997) pp. 829-831; D. Vanderhooft, Journal of the American Oriental Society 119 (1999) pp. 145-147; Niek Veldhuis, Bibliotheca Orientalis 56 (1999) pp. 680-685; Leonhard Sassmannshausen, “Zur poetischen Struktur babylonischer Besitzuebertragungsmonuments (Kudurru)”, Welt des Orients 30 (1999) pp. 47-66 (review article); Helmut Freydank, Orientalistische Literaturzeitung 95 (2000) col. 50-53
4. 2011 in press
Mishley, Miqra Le-Yisrael, ed. Shmuel Ahituv (Tel-Aviv, Am Oved; Jerusalem, Magness) (in Hebrew)

B) EDITORSHIP OF COLLECTIVE VOLUMES
1. 1996
co-editor with Michael Fox, Avi Hurvitz, Michael Klein, Baruch Schwartz, and Nili Szupak, Traditions, Temples, and Texts. A Tribute to Menahem Haran, Eisenbrauns: Winona Lake) 600 pages
2. 2005
co-editor with Itzhak Sefati, Pinhas Artzi, Chaim Cohen, Barry L. Eichler, "An experienced scribe who neglects nothing”- Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Jacob Klein, Publications of the Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, The Faculty of Jewish Studies, Bar-Ilan University, (CDL Press, Bethesda, Maryland) 771 pages
3. 2008
co-editor with Chaim Cohen, Avi Hurvitz, Y. Muffs, Baruch Schwartz, Jeff Tigay of Birkat Shalom - Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature and Post-biblical Judaism presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, (Winona Lake, ID: Eisenbrauns) xxxviii + 548; x + 549-1,071 pages
*4. 2011
Co-editor with Shamir Yonah
Wisdom, Her Pillars are Seven: Studies in Biblical, Post-biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Literature; Proceedings of a Conference Held at
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 9 Shevat, 5763, 12 January, 2003, Beer-Sheva vol. 20, Beer-Sheva, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press

C) CHAPTERS IN COLLECTIVE VOLUMES Conference proceedings, Festschriften, etc.
1. 1988
"How Were the Israelites Counted? Numbers 1:2 and the Like in Light of a New Ostracon from Tel `Ira" (in Hebrew),
in Moshe Held Memorial Volume, ed. Mordechai Cogan, Beer-Sheva 3 pp. 53 62
2. 1992
"His Master Shall Pierce His Ear with an Awl" (Exodus 21.6) Marking Slaves in the Bible in Light of Akkadian Sources",
in Proceedings of the American Academy for Jewish Research 58 pp. 47 77
3. 1993
"What Did Balak's Messengers Bring to Balaam?" (in Hebrew),
in Eretz Israel 22 (Avraham Malamat Volume) pp. 83 86
4. 1993
["Scents and Incense a] Response"
in Biblical Archaeology Today 1990, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Biblical Archaeology, Jerusalem, June July 1990 edited A. Biran, J. Aviram (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1993) pp. 262 266
5. 1994
"Temporary Temples",
in Kinattutu *a d*r*ti: Raphael Kutscher Memorial Volume, edited A. Kempinski, A. Rainey (Tel Aviv Occasional Publications 1) pp. 37 50
6. 1995
"An Old Babylonian Bawdy Ballad",
in Untying Knots and Solving Riddles. Biblical, Epigraphic, and Semitic Studies in Honor of Jonas C. Greenfield, edited Z. Zevit, et. al., (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns) pp. 543-558
7. 1995
"Solomon's Golden Vessels (I Kings 7:48 51) and the Cult of the First Temple",
in Pomegranates and Golden Bells. Studies in Biblical, Jewish and Near Eastern Ritual, Law and Literature in Honor of Jacob Milgrom edited by D. P. Wright, D. N. Freedman and Avi Hurvitz, (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns) pp. 151 164
8. 1996
"Three Biblical Expressions for Being Merciful in Light of Akkadian and Aramaic",
in Traditions, Temples, and Texts. A Tribute to Menahem Haran, ed. Michael Fox et. al., (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns) pp. 359 368
9. 1996
"Menahem Haran's Scholarly Contribution",
in Traditions, Temples, and Texts. A Tribute to Menahem Haran, ed. Michael Fox et. al., (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns) pp. xiii xxii
10. 1998
"Bridging the Gap Aspects of written and oral education in the Bible and the Ancient Near East"
in Freedom and Responsibility. Exploring the Dilemmas of Jewish Continuity (Gratz College Centenary Volume) ed. R. Mintz Geffen and M. B. Edelman, (Hoboken, N.J.: KTAV) pp. 9-28
11. 1998
"Ascending the Mountain of the Lord A Glimpse into Solomon's Temple",
in Proceedings of "Capital Cities: Urban Planning and Spiritual Dimensions. International Symposium, May 27 29, 1996 at Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem". ed. Joan Goodnick Westenholz. (Jerusalem: Bible Lands Museum) pp. 215-223
12. 2000
"Alliterative Allusions, Rebus wRiting, and Paranomastic Punishment- Some Aspects of Word Play in Akkadian Literature" in Puns and Pundits- Word Play in Ancient Near Eastern Literature, ed. S. Noegel, (Potomac, Md.: CDL) pp. 63-87
13. 2000
"The Temple of Solomon" (in Hebrew),
in The History of Jerusalem (Sepher Yerushalayim) vol. I., The Biblical Period, ed. A. Mazar and S. Ahituv. (Yad Itzhak Ben-Zvi Press: Jerusalem), pp. 131-154
14. 2001
"Thirty (?) Counsels of Knowledge - Structural and Exegetical Notes on `The Words of the Wise' (Proverbs 22,14-24,22)” (in Hebrew),
in Teshura Li-Shmuel, Studies in the Biblical World in Honor of Shmuel Ahituv, ed. Daniel Sivan, Zipora Talshir, Shamir Yona (Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University; Jerusalem: Mosad Bialik), pp. 146-160
15. 2001
“Expelling the Bible From the Biblical Period” (in Hebrew),
in The Controversy Over the Historicity of the Bible, ed. L. I. Levine, A. Mazar,
(Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi. The Center for Eretz Israel Studies, Dinur Center for the Study of Jewish History), pp. 47-51
16. 2002
"Blessing the Sacrifice (I Samuel 9:13) An Overlooked Allusion to Ancient Israelite Extispicy (?)",
in Aharon Kempinski Memorial Volume Studies in Archaeology and Related Disciplines, ed. Eliezer Oren, Shmuel Ahituv. Beer Sheva, Studies by the Department of Bible and Ancient Near East 15, (Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University), pp. 182-193.
17. 2003
“The Sun-Disk Tablet of Nebobaladan King of Babylon (BBSt 36)” (in Hebrew),
in Hayim and Miriam Tadmor Volume, Eretz Israel 27, ed. I. Eph`al, A. Ben-Tor, P. Machinist, (Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society), pp. 91- 109, 286*
18. 2004
“Babylon in Bethel – A New Look at Jacob’s Dream” (in Hebrew),
in Teshurot LaAvishur: Studies in the Bible and Ancient Near East, in Hebrew and SemiticLanguages; Festschrift Presented to Prof. Yitzhak Avishur on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday. Michael Heltzer and Meir Malul editors.
(Archaeological Center Publications Tel Aviv-Jaffa), pp. 103-109
19. 2004
"Paradise Regained- Proverbs 3:13-20 Reconsidered"
in Sefer Moshe: The Moshe Weinfeld Jubilee Volume. Studies in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, Qumran, and Post-Biblical Judaism, ed. Chaim Cohen, Avi Hurvitz, Shalom M. Paul (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns), pp. 49-62
20. 2005
“Hammurabi in Mesopotamian Tradition”,
in "AN EXPERIENCED SCRIBE WHO NEGLECTS NOTHING” ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES IN HONOR OF JACOB KLEIN, ED. Yitschak Sefati, Pinhas Artzi, Chaim Cohen, Barry L. Eichler and Victor A. Hurowitz, PUBLICATIONS OF THE SAMUEL NOAH KRAMER INSTITUTE OF ASSYRIOLOGY AND ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES, THE FACULTY OF JEWISH STUDIES, BAR-ILAN UNIVERSITY, (CDL PRESS, BETHESDA, MARYLAND), PP. 497-532
21. 2005
“Opening of the Conference” [with a note on Deut. 32:8b]
In On the Border Line – Textual Meets Literary Criticism; Proceedings of a Conference in Honor of Alexander Rofé on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, ed. Zipora Talshir and Dalia Amara, Beer Sheva 18, (Beer Sheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press), pp. 1-4 [Hebrew].
22. 2005
“YHWH’s Exalted House – Aspects of the Design and Symbolism of Solomon’s Temple”,
In Temple and Worship in Biblical Israel, Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 422, ed. John Day. (T. &T. Clark International (Continuum), Edinburgh), pp. 63-110
23. 2005
“The Woman of Valor and a Woman Large of Head: Matchmaking in the Ancient Near East”,
in Seeking out the Wisdom of the Ancients: Essays offered to Michael V. Fox on the Occasion of His Sixty-Fifth Birthday, ed. Ronald Troxel, Kelvin G. Friebel, and Dennis Magary (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns), 221-234
24. 2006
“Assurbanipal’s Library - Monument to Mesopotamian Literature, Cornerstone of Assyriology” (in Hebrew),
in Sifriyot ve-Osfey Sefarim. Proceedings of “Libraries and Book Collections”, Twenty-Fourth Annual Conference of the Israel Historical Society held at the Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 26-29 June, 2000, ed. M. Solokovsky, Y. Kaplan, (Jerusalem: Zalman Shazar Center for Jewish History), 33-47
25. 2006
"`Proto-canonization' of the Torah – A self-portrait of the Pentateuch in Light of Mesopotamian Writings",
in Study and Knowledge in Jewish Thought: Proceedings of an International Conference held at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 17-20 Sivan 5764 (6-9 June, 2004) by the Goldstein-Goren International Center for Jewish Thought and the Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva. Ed. Howard Kreisel (Beer Sheva: Ben Gurion University Press), 31-48
26. 2006
“Babylon in Bethel: New Light on Jacob's Dream” (revised English version of no. 18)
in Orientalism, Assyriology, and the Bible, ed. Steven W. Holloway, (Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press), pp. 434-446
27. 2006
“What Goes In Is What Comes Out - Materials for Creating Cult Statues”
in Text, Artifact and Image: Revealing Ancient Israelite Religion, ed. Gary Beckman and Theodore J. Lewis, Brown Judaic Series 346 (Providence, Rhode Island: Brown Judaic Studies), pp. 3-23
28. 2007
“The Wisdom of p-amlī – A Deathbed Debate between a Father and Son”, in Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel, Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series, 36 (ed.) Richard J. Clifford, (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature), pp. 37-51
29. 2007
“An Allusion in the ama Hymn to Dialogue of Pessimism”, in Wisdom Literature in Mesopotamia and Israel, Society of Biblical Literature Symposium Series, 36 (ed.) Richard J. Clifford, (Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature), pp. 33-36
30. 2007
“The Biblical Arms Bearer (נושא כלים)”, in "Up to the Gates of Ekron": Essays on the Archaeology and History of the Eastern Mediterranean in Honor of Seymour Gitin, (eds.) Sidnie White Crawford, Amnon Ben-Tor, J.P. Dessel, William G. Dever, Amihai Mazar, and Joseph Aviram, (Albright Institute and the Israel Exploration Society: Jerusalem), pp. 344-349
31. 2008
“Towards an Image of Beer-Sheva in the Bible: Administrative and Religious Lines” (in Hebrew)
In Beer-sheva- Metropolin Be-Hithavut, ed. Yehuda Grados, Esther Meir-Glitzenstein, Ben-Gurion University Press [Hebrew], pp. 291-302
32. 2008
“Shutting Up” the Enemy – Literary Gleanings from Sargon’s Eighth Campaign”
In Treasures on Camels Humps – Historical and Literary Studies from the Ancient Near East Presented to Israel Ephal on his 70th Birthday, ed. M. Cogan, D. Kahan, H. Tadmor (Jerusalem: The Hebrew University Magnes Press), pp. 104-120
33. 2008
“Tales of Two Scribes: Towards an Image of the “Wise Man” in Akkadian Writings”,
In Scribes, Sages and Seers: The Sage in the Eastern Mediterranean World. Ed. Leo Perdue, Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments Bd. 219, (Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht), pp. 64-94
34. 2008
“Shalom Paul: Scholar, Teacher, Friend”, in Birkat Shalom - Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature and Post-biblical Judaism presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, ed. Ch. Cohen, V. Hurowitz, A. Hurvitz, Y. Muffs, B. Schwartz, J. Tigay. (Winona Lake, ID: Eisenbrauns) pp. ix-xviii
35. 2008
“In Search of Resen (Genesis 10:12): D*r-*arruk*n?”, in Birkat Shalom - Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature and Post-biblical Judaism presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of his Seventieth Birthday, ed. Ch. Cohen, V. Hurowitz, A. Hurvitz, Y. Muffs, B. Schwartz, J. Tigay. (Winona Lake, ID: Eisenbrauns) pp. 513-526
36. 2008
“Towards an Image of the Mesopotamian God” (in Hebrew)
In Ancient Gods:: Polytheism in Eretz Israel and Neighboring Countries from the Second Millennium BCE to the Islamic Period, ed. Menahem Kister, Joseph Geiger, Nadav Na’aman, Shaul Shaked, (Jerusalem: Yad Ben-Zvi Press), pp. 1-34
37. 2009
“The Divinity of Mankind in the Bible and the Ancient Near East - A New Mesopotamian Parallel”
In Mishneh Todah: Studies in Deuteronomy and Its Cultural Environment in Honor of Jeffrey H. Tigay, ed. Nili S. Fox, David Glatt-Gilead and Michael J. Williams, (Winona Lake: Indiana, Eisenbrauns), pp. 263-274
38. 2009
“Tenth Century BCE to 586 BCE: The House of the Lord (Beyt YHHW)”
In Where Heaven and Earth Meet: Jerusalem's Sacred Esplanade, ed. Oleg Grabar, Benjamin Z. Kedar (Yad Ben-Zvi Press: Jerusalem; University of Texas Press: Austin, Texas), pp. 14-35.
39. 2009
“A Monument to Imperial Control – Literary Observations on the Thompson Prism of Esarhaddon (Nineveh A)”, In Homeland and Exile: Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honour of Bustenay Oded, ed. Gershon Galil, Markham J. Geller, Allan Millard, Supplements to Vetus Testamentum 130, (Leiden, Boston: Brill), pp. 121-165
40. 2009
“Fort Sargon, D*r-*arru-uk*n: A Portrait of the Royal Builder”,
in Royal Assyrian Inscriptions: History, Historiography and Ideology: A conference in honour of Hayim Tadmor on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday, 20 November, 2003. Ed. Israel Ephal, Nadav Naaman (Jerusalem: Israel Academy of Sciences), pp. 25-52 [Hebrew]
41. 2010
“Er Son of Shelah (I Chronicles 4:21) and the Performance of Levirate Marriage”,
In Or LeMayer, Studies in Bible, Semitic Languages, Rabbinic Literature, and Ancient Civilizations Presented to Mayer Gruber on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday
ed. Shamir Yona, Ben-Gurion University Press, Beer Sheva [Hebrew], pp. 99-104
42. 2010
“Mesopotamian Temple Names – From Cultic Landscape to Cosmic Order” in Gazing on the Deep: Ancient Near Eastern and Other Studies in Honor of Tzvi Abusch, ed. Jeffrey Stackert, Barbara Nevling Porter, and David P. Wright
(Bethesda, Md.: CDL Press), pp. 63-86
43. 2010
“`Solomon Built The Temple and Completed It’” – Building the First Temple According to the Book of Kings”, in From the Foundations to the Crenellations: Essays on Temple Building in the Ancient Near East and Hebrew Bible, ed. M. J. Boda, J. R. Novotny, Alter Orient und Altes Testament 366, (Mnster: Ugarit-Verlag), pp. 281-302
44. 2010
"Name Midrashim and Word Plays on Names in Akkadian Historical Writings" in A WOMAN OF VALOR: JERUSALEM ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN STUDIES IN HONOR OF JOAN GOODNICK WESTENHOLZ, ed. W. Horowitz, Uri Gabbay, Filip Vukosavovic, Biblioteca del Proximo Oriente Antiguo 8, (Madrid: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas), pp. 83-100
 
*45. 2011
“The Wisdom of p-amlī: A Deathbed Dialogue Between a Father and His Son”
in Wisdom, Her Pillars are Seven: Studies in Biblical, Post-biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Literature; Proceedings of a Conference Held at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 9 Shevat, 5763, 12 January, 2003, ed. Shamir Yona & Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Beer-Sheva vol. 20, Beer-Sheva, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Press, pp. 109-124 [Hebrew version of no. 28]
*46. 2011
"Wisdom, Her Pillars are Seven: Introduction to the Conference and the Volume",
in Wisdom, Her Pillars are Seven: Studies in Biblical, Post-biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Wisdom Literature; Proceedings of a Conference Held at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 9 Shevat, 5763, 12 January, 2003, ed. Shamir Yona & Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, Beer-Sheva vol. 20, , Beer-Sheva, Ben-Gurion University Press, pp. 7-12

47. 2011 in press
“The Return of the Ark (1 Samuel 6) and Impetrated Ox Omens (STT 73:100-140)” in Eliezer Oren Jubilee Volume, ed. Shmuel Ahituv, Mayer Gruber, Gunnar Lehmann, Zipi Talshir, Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (Firbourg: Academic Press; Gttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht)
48. 2011 in press
"YHWH's Exalted House Revisited – New Comparative Light on the Biblical Image of Solomon's Temple"
In The Ancient Near East in the 12th-10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History ed. Gershon Galil, Alter Orient und altes Testament, (Mnster: Ugarit-Verlag)
49. 2011 accepted for publication
“`An Heir Created by Aššur’- Literary Observations on the Rassam Prism (A) of Assurbanipal”,
In Festschrift, Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns
50. accepted for publication
"What Can Go Wrong an Idol?", in N. May (ed.), Iconoclasm and Text Destruction in the Ancient Near East and Beyond. Proceedings of a Colloquium Held at the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 8-9 April, 2011. Chicago: Oriental Institute Publications, University of Chicago
51. accepted for publication
"The Baal is Busy, Do Not Disturb! A New Look at 1 Kings 18:27"
In Zafrira Ben-Barak Festschrift, ed. M. Garsiel, A. Brenner, M. Gruber, M. Mor
52. Submitted for publication
"The Temple of Solomon – Divine Residence and Sacred Space in Biblical Israel", in Cambridge World History of Religious Architecture, ed. Richard Etlin, Steven Fine

53. Submitted for publication
"Mesopotamia and the Biblical and Early Jewish Worlds" in Ancient Mesopotamia, ed. Gonzalo Rubio, (DeGruyter: New York) vol. 2
54. Accepted for publication
“The Vessels of YHWH and the Debate over Divine Presence in the Second Temple – Downgrading a Divine Symbol”,
In Proceedings of the Social-Science Studies of the Second Temple Period Section, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Washington D.C., 18-21 November, 2006, ed. Alice Hunt
55. Accepted for publication
“The Baal and the Bealim” (Hebrew and English),
in O. Mischbrendel ed. The Storm God – exhibit catalogue, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

[ Accepted for publication
"Divine Anatomy in Mesopotamia and the Kabbalah"
in Mesopotamian Mysticism and its Afterlife. ed. Jack M. Sasson, American Oriental Society Essay
[ Accepted for publication
"Menahem Haran's Scholarly Contribution" (Hebrew abridgement of item 10),
in Proceedings of the 155th Symposium of the Hebrew University Bible Department, in Honor of Menahem Haran at his Seventieth Birthday, Jerusalem, 18 December, 1994. ed. Yair Zakovitch]
[ Accepted for publication
“The Ancient Near East in Israeli Biblical Scholarship” in “For Out of Zion Will the Torah Go Forth” (Isaiah 2:3): An Overview of Biblical Studies in Israel from the 1950s to the Present , proceedings of session at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C. 17-21 November, 2005, ed. Athalya Brenner, Yairah Amit]
 
 
D) REFEREED ARTICLES IN SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
1. 1984
"Literary Structures in Samsuiluna A",
in Journal of Cuneiform Studies 36 pp. 191 205
2. 1984
"The Golden Calf and the Tabernacle" (in Hebrew),
in Shnaton: an Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 7/8 pp. 51 59.
Reprinted in abridged form in Olam Ha Tanakh, Exodus, (Tel Aviv: Davidson & Atti, 1993) pp. 187 189
3. 1985
"The Priestly Account of Building the Tabernacle",
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 105 pp. 21 30
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/601537.pdf
4. 1986
"Another Fiscal Practice in the Ancient Near East II Kings 12:5 17 and a Letter to Esarhaddon (LAS 277),
in Journal of Near Eastern Studies 45 pp. 289 294
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/544205.pdf
5. 1987
"Salted Incense: Exodus 30:35; Maql* VI 111 113, IX 118 120",
in Biblica 68 pp. 178 194
6. 1989
"Isaiah's Impure Lips and Their Purification in Light of Akkadian Sources",
in Hebrew Union College Annual 60 pp. 1 52
7. 1990
"The Etymology of Biblical Hebrew ayin, Appearance, in Light of Akkadian *iknu",
in Zeitschrift f*r Althebraistik 3 pp. 90 94
8. 1991 (with Joan G. Westenholz)
"LKA 63 A Heroic Poem in Celebration of Tiglath pileser I's Mu*ru Qum*nu Campaign",
in Journal of Cuneiform Studies 42 pp. 1 50
9. 1991 1994
Reports on Dead Sea Scrolls research
in S. R. Wolff, "Archaeology in Israel," American Journal of Archaeology 95 (1991) p. 538; 97 (1993) pp. 162 163; 98 (1994, in press)
10. 1992
"Some Literary Observations on the *itti Marduk kudurru (BBSt 6)",
in Zeitschrift f*r die Assyriologie 82 pp. 39 59
11. 1992
"The Expression uqsam*m beyadam (Numbers 22:7) in Light of Divinatory Practices from Mari"
in Hebrew Studies 33 pp. 5 14
12. 1992 (with Wayne Horowitz)
"Urim and Thummim in Light of a Psephomancy Ritual from Assur (LKA 137)",
in Journal of the Ancient Near Eastern Society 21 pp. 95 115
13. 1993
"Joel's Locust Plague in Light of Sargon II's Prayer to Nanaya",
in Journal of Biblical Literature 112 pp. 615 621
14. 1993
"ABL 1285 and the Hebrew Bible Literary Topoi in Urad Gula's Letter of Petition to Assurbanipal"
in State Archives of Assyria Bulletin 7 pp. 9 17
15. 1994
"Joseph's Enslavement of the Egyptians (Genesis 47:13 26) in Light of Famine Texts From Mesopotamia",
in Revue Biblique 101 pp. 355 362
16. 1994
"Eli's Adjuration of Samuel (I Samuel 3:17 18) in Light of a Diviner's Protocol from Mari (AEM I/1, 1)",
in Vetus Testamentum 44 pp. 483 497 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1535108.pdf
17. 1994
"The Cult of Ancient Israel in History, Tradition and Commentary" (Review article of J. Milgrom, Leviticus 1 16, The Anchor Bible 3a, Garden City: Doubleday, 1991)
in AJS Review 19 pp. 213 236 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1486623.pdf
18. 1995
"Mesopotamian Myth in Biblical Metamorphosis," (in Hebrew)
in Sevivot 34 pp. 52 62
19. 1995
"Thou Shalt Make Thyself an Idol" (in Hebrew,)
in Beth Mikra 40 pp. 337 347
20. 1995
"The Form and Fate of the Priestly Tabernacle Remarks on a Recent Proposal",
in Jewish Quarterly Review 86 pp. 127 151
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1454824.pdf
21. 1996
"Kesep Ober Lassoher (Genesis 23.16)",
in Zeitschrift f*r die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 108 pp. 12 19
22. 1997
"A Forgotten Meaning of Nefe* (Isaiah lviii 10)",
in Vetus Testamentum 47 pp. 43-52 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1535308.pdf
23. 1997
"Reading a Votive Inscription. Simbar-*ipak and the Ellilification of Marduk",
in Revue d'assyriologie 91 pp. 39-47
24. 1998
"Notes on a Recently Published Administrative Document",
in Israel Exploration Journal 48 pp. 132-135
25. 1998
"Emar GARZA and Hebrew Terms for Priestly Portions",
in N.A.B.U. 1998 No. 3 (Septembre) pp. 67-68
26. 1998
"True Light on the Urim and Thummim. Review Article of C. van Dam, The Urim and Thummim- A Means of Revelation in Ancient Israel”, (Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1997)",
in Jewish Quarterly Review 58 pp. 263-274
27. 1999
"Even Maskit- A New Interpretation",
in Journal of Biblical Literature 118, pp. 201-208
28. 1999
"Zolelah = Peddler/Tramp/Vagabond/Beggar. Lamentations I 11 In Light of Akkadian zilul*",
in Vetus Testamentum 49 pp. 1-4 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1585416.pdf
29. 1999
"Canon, Canonicity and Canonization in Mesopotamia- Scholarly Model or Ancient Reality?"
in Jewish Studies 37, 1997 (Proceedings of the Twelfth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division A The Bible and Its World) pp. 1*-12*
30. 1999
"Nursling, Advisor, Architect? Amon and the Role of Wisdom in Proverbs 8,22-31",
in Biblica 80 pp. 391-400
Electronic version – http://www.bsw.org/project/biblica/bibl80/Ani09m.htm
31. 1999 (with Sol Cohen)
"Huqqot Ha`ammim Hebel Hu’ (Jer. 10:3) in Light of Akkadian par*u and zaq*qu Referring to Cult Statues",
in Jewish Quarterly Review 89, pp. 277-290
32. 1999
"An End to Flying Cats- Epistle of Jeremiah 22 Reconsidered",
in Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha, 20, pp. 93-95
33. 2000
"Burial in the Bible" (in Hebrew),
in Beth Mikra 45 pp. 121- 145
34. 2000
"Two Terms for Wealth in Proverbs 8 in Light of Akkadian",
in Vetus Testamentum 49, pp. 252-257
35. 2000
"Who Lost an Earring? Genesis 35:4 Reconsidered",
in Catholic Biblical Quarterly 62 pp. 28-32
36. 2000
"Advice to a Prince - A Message From Ea",
in State Archives of Assyria Bulletin 12 (1998), pp. 39-53
37. 2000 (with Shmuel Vargon)
“Menahem Haran: Israel Prize Laureate 5760. His Life and Scholarly Contribution” (in Hebrew),
in Beth Miqra 45 pp. 193-199
38. 2000
"An Often Overlooked Alphabetic Acrostic in Proverbs 24:1-22",
in Revue Biblique, 106 pp. 526-540
39. 2000
"Splitting the Sacred Mountain. Zechariah 14,4 and Gilgamesh V ii 4-5",
in Ugarit-Forschungen 31 (1999) pp. 241-245
40. 2001
"Proverbs 29.22-27: Another Unnoticed Alphabetic Acrostic",
in Journal for the Study of the Old Testament 92, pp. 121-125
Electronic abstract –
http://ww.shef-ac-press.co.uk/4contdets.cfm?ref=2100&jref=4611&aref=461106&f=jsot
41. 2001
"The Seventh Pillar - Reconsidering the Literary Structure and Unity of Proverbs 31",
in Zeitschrift f*r die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 113 pp. 209-218
Electronic form- http://www.degruyter.de/journals/zaw/2001/pdf/113_209.pdf
42. 2001
"Literary Observations on `In Praise of the Scribal Art’",
in Journal of the Ancient Near East Society 27 (2000), pp. 49-56
43. 2001
"Splitting the Sacred Mountain. Zechariah 14,4 and Gilgamesh V ii 4-5" (in Hebrew),
in Beth Miqra 46 pp. 304-309 (Hebrew version of no. 39, above)
44. 2002
“אכל in Malachi 3:11 – Caterpillar”
in Journal of Biblical Literature 121, pp. 327-336
45. 2002
רוקמה in Damascus Document 4Qde {4Q270} 7 I 14
in Dead Sea Discoveries 9, pp. 34-37
46. 2002
“Additional Elements of Alphabetical Thinking in Psalm XXXIV”
in Vetus Testamentum 52, pp. 326-333 http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/1585056.pdf
47. 2002
“Review Essay” of Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking, Pieter W. van der Horst ed. Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible Second Extensively Revised Edition. Leiden, Boston, K*ln: Brill; Grand Rapids, Michigan/Cambridge, United Kingdom: William B. Eerdmans, 1999
In Jewish Quarterly Review, 92, pp. 497 -505
48. 2002
“The Autobiography of Lady Wisdom, The First Born Daughter of YHWH the Creator” (in Hebrew)
in Al Ha-Pereq 19, 111-123
49. 2003
“Restoring the Temple – Why and When?” Review essay of: Peter Ross Bedford, Temple Restoration in Early Achaemenid Judah, Supplements to the Journal for the Study of Judaism 65, (Leiden, Boston, K*ln: Brill, 2001)
in Jewish Quarterly Review 93, 581-591
50. 2003
“The Jehoash Inscription” (English translation of report submitted to the Israel Antiquities Authority committee for determining the authenticity of the so-called Jehoash Inscription),
in The Bible and Interpretation
http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/Report9.htm
51. 2003
“The Mesopotamian God-Image, From Womb to Tomb”, Review article of:
Christopher Walker and Michael Dick, The Induction of the Cult Image in Ancient Mesopotamia. The Mesopotamian M*s P* Ritual, State Archives of Assyria Literary Texts, Volume 1. (Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2001)
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 123, pp. 147-157
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/3217848.pdf
52. 2004
“The Jehoash Inscription Under a Magnifying Glass” (in Hebrew),
in Beth Miqra 49/1 (176) [special issue = ed. N. Shupak, The Origin of Israel: Biblical Tradition and Modern Research], pp. 89-102
53. 2004
“The Look of the Priest: Towards the Image of the Ideal Priest in Ancient Israel and the Ancient Near East” (in Hebrew),
in Moed 14 (new series 2), pp. 19-35
54. 2004
“Healing and Hissing Snakes – Listening to Numbers 21:4-9”,
in Scriptura 87 [Yehoshua Gitay Festschrift, ed. Hendrik Bosman], pp. 278-287; republished with slight revisions in Le Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes 8 (2006) [no. 57], pp. 13-23
55. 2006
“dNarru and dZulummar in the Babylonian Theodicy (BWL 88:276-277)”
in Journal of the American Oriental Society, 124 (2004), pp. 177-178
http://www.jstor.org/stable/pdfplus/4132118.pdf
56. 2006
“An Overlooked Allusion to Ludlul in Urad-Gula’s Letter to Assurbanipal”
in State Archives of Assyria Bulletin 14 (2002-2005), pp. 129-132
57. 2006
“Healing and Hissing Snakes – Listening to Numbers 21:4-9”,
in Journal des Médecines Cunéiformes 8 (2006) pp. 13-23
[slightly revised version of no. 54]
58. 2007
“Finding New Life in Old Words – Word Play in the Gilgamesh Epic”,
Ancient Near Eastern Studies Supplements 21, [Gilgamesh and the World of Assyria. Proceedings of the Conference held at Mandelbaum House, The University of Sydney, 21-23 July, 2004, edited by Joseph Azzize and Noel Weeks,] pp. 67-78
59. 2008
“As His name, So is He – Word Play in Akkadian Writings” (in Hebrew)
Language Studies 11-12 [Avi Hurvitz Festschrift, ed. Aharon Maman, Steven E. Fassberg] pp. 69-88
60. 2010
“The Joseph Stories and Mesopotamian Writings: Enslaving the Egyptians (Genesis 46:13-26)” (in Hebrew),
In Beth Miqra 55 (2010; special issue: The Joseph Stories in the Bible and Throughout the Generations”, ed. Leah Mazor) pp. 94-106
61. 2010
"Can Two Walk Together? A Look at a New Akkadian Companion to the Hebrew and Aramaic of the Bible". Review article of Hayim ben Yosef Tawil, An Akkadian Lexical Companion for Biblical Hebrew: Etymological-Semantic and Idiomatic Equivalents with Supplement on Biblical Aramaic, Jersey City, New Jersey: Ktav Publishing House, Inc. 2009"
In Leshonenu 72 (5770), pp. 359-382 (in Hebrew)

*62. 2011
"Is Ludlul bēl nēmeqi Wisdom Literature?" Review article of AMAR ANNUS and ALAN LENZI, Ludlul bēl nēmeqi: The Standard Babylonian Poem of the Righteous Suffer. (State Archives of Assyria Cuneiform Texts, Volume VII; Publications of the Foundation for Finnish Assyriological Research No. 2) xvi, 72 pp. Helsinki: The Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project, 2010
In Journal of Hebrew Scripture 11
63. 2011 submitted for publication
"What was Codex Hammurabi and what did it become?"
In Maarav (Raymond Westbrook Memorial Issue, ed. B. Wells)

64. submitted for publication
“An Underestimated Aspect of Enki/Ea”,
in Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions
 
E) UNREFEREED PROFESSIONAL ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS
Book Reviews:
1. 1984
R. E. Friedman, The Exile and Biblical Narrative: The Formation of the Deuteronomic and Priestly Works (Harvard Semitic Monographs 22), Scholars Press, Chico CA., 1982
in Israel Exploration Journal 34 pp. 67 69
2 1988
B. Halpern, The Emergence of Israel in Canaan (Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series 29), Scholars Press, Chico, CA., 1983,
in Israel Exploration Journal 38 pp. 200 202
3. 1990
P. L. Day, An Adversary in Heaven: ****n in the Hebrew Bible, Harvard Semitic Monographs 43, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1988,
in Israel Exploration Journal 40 pp. 319 320
4. 1991
M. Paran, Forms of the Priestly Style in the Pentateuch Patterns, Linguistic Usages, Syntactic Structures, Jerusalem: Magnes, 1989 (in Hebrew)
in Hebrew Studies 32 pp. 156 162
(Hebrew version in Shnaton 11 (1997) pp. 327-331)
5. 1992
J. Day, Molech A God of Human Sacrifice in the Old Testament (University of Cambridge Oriental Publications 21), Cambridge, 1989
in Israel Exploration Journal 42 pp. 119 121
6. 1995
Joel Weinberg, Translated Daniel L. Smith Christopher, The Citizen Temple Community (JSOT Supplement Series, 151. Sheffield: JSOT Press, 1992)
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 pp. 118 119
7. 1995
H. I. H Prince Takahito Mikasa ed. Cult and Ritual in the Ancient Near East (Bulletin of the Middle Eastern Culture Center in Japan VI, Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz, 1992)
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 115 p. 315
8. 1995
G. A. Andersen, A Time to Mourn, A Time to Dance. The Expression of Grief and Joy in Israelite Religion (University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University Press)
in Jewish Quarterly Review 86 pp. 217 221
9. 1996
W. I. Toews, Monarchy and Religious Institution in Israel under Jeroboam I (Society of Biblical Literature Monograph Series 47, Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1993)
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 116 pp. 548-549
10. 1996
Richard A. Henshaw, Female and Male. The Cultic Personnel. The Bible and the Rest of the Ancient Near East, (Princeton Theological Monograph Series), Allison Park: Pickwick, 1994
in AJS Review 21 pp. 369-372
11. 1996
J. Licht, A Commentary on the Books of Numbers [XXII XXXVI] ed. Shmuel Ahituv, Jerusalem, Magnes Press, 1995.
in Jewish Quarterly Review 86 pp. 462 463
12. 1996
J. M. Sprinkle, The Book of the Covenant. A Literary Approach (JSOT Supplement Series 174, Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1994)
in Jewish Quarterly Review 87 pp. 188-191
13. 1997
F. H. Cryer, Divination in Ancient Israel and its Near Eastern Environment. A Socio Historical Investigation, (JSOT Supplement Series 142, Sheffield, 1994)
in Jewish Quarterly Review 87 pp. 416-420
14. 1997
R. J. Clifford, Creation Accounts in the Ancient Near East and in the Bible, (Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 26) Catholic Biblical Association of America: Washington, 1994,
in Jewish Quarterly Review 87 pp. 412-415
15. 1997
Brooks Schramm, The Opponents of Third Isaiah. Reconstructing the Cultic History of the Restoration (Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series, 193), Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995.
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 117 pp. 605-606
16. 1998
Else Kragelund Holt, Prophesying the Past: The Use of Israel's History in the Book of Hosea (JSOT Supplement Series 194) Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1995
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 pp. 138-139
17. 1998
L. L. Grabbe, Priests, Prophets, Diviners, Sages: A Socio Historical Study of Religious Specialists in Ancient Israel, Valley Forge, Pa.: Trinity Press International, 1995.
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 118 pp. 139-140
18. 2000
Olof Pedersen, Archives and Libraries in the Ancient Near East 1500-300 BC, (Bathesda, MD: CDL, 1998)
in Library History 16 pp. 71-74
19. 2000
Simon B. Parker, Stories in Scripture and Inscriptions. Comparative Studies on Narratives in Northwest Semitic Inscriptions and the Hebrew Bible, New York, Oxford: Oxford University, 1997
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 120 pp. 261-262
20. 2001
Michael B. Dick ed. Born in Heaven, Made on Earth. The Making of the Cult Image in the Ancient Near East, Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 1999
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 121/3 pp. 485-486
21. 2002
Gerald A. Klingbeil, A Comparative Study of the Ritual of Ordination as Found in Leviticus 8 and Emar 369, Lewiston-Queenston-Lampeter: Edwin Mellen, 1998
in Jewish Quarterly Review 92, pp. 604-608
22. 2002
Paul V. Mankowski, Akkadian Loanwords in Biblical Hebrew, Harvard Semitic Studies 47, Winona Lake, Indiana: Eisenbrauns, 2000
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 122, pp. 84-87
23. 2003
Jonas C. Greenfield, *Al Kanfei Yonah. Collected Studies of Jonas C. Greenfield on Semitic Philology, vols. 1, 2. ed. Shalom M. Paul, Michael E. Stone, Avital Pinnick, Leiden, etc.: Brill; Jerusalem: The Hebrew University, Magnes, 2001
in Israel Exploration Journal 53, pp. 261-266
24. 2004
William L. Moran, The Most Magic Word. Essays on Babylonian and Biblical Literature, ed. Ronald S. Hendel, Catholic Biblical Quarterly Monograph Series 35 (Washington DC: Catholic Biblical Association of America, 2002)
in Journal of Biblical Literature 123, pp. 352-353 = Review of Biblical Literature 01/2004 http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=2998
25. 2004
Elizabeth C. LaRocca-Pitts, “Of Wood and Stone”: The Significance of Israelite Cultic Items in the Bible and Its Early Interpreters. Harvard Semitic Monographs, vol. 61. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2001
in Journal of the American Oriental Society 123, pp. 654-655
26. 2004
Sandra L. Richter, The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology: leakkēn em m in the Bible and the Ancient Near East, Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fr die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 318, (Berlin, New York: Walter de Gruyter, 2002)
In Journal of Hebrew Scripture 5
http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/review157.htm
27. 2004
Herman Vanstiphout, Epics of Sumerian Kings: The Matter of Aratta, (edited by Jerold S. Cooper), Society of Biblical Literature Writings from the Ancient World, 20, Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2003
In Review of Biblical Literature 10
http://www.bookreviews.org/pdf/4071_3946.pdf
28. 2005
"When Assyria Comes into Our Land; A New Anthology of Historical Inscriptions from Mesopotamia" – Review of Mordechai Cogan, Historical Texts from Assyria and Babylonia: 9th-6th Centuries BCE, The Biblical Encyclopaedia Library, 19, Jerusalem: Bialik Foundation, 2003 [Hebrew]
In Shnaton 15, pp. 309-313
29. 2006
Kathryn E. Slanski, The Babylonian Entitlement nars (kudurrus): A Study in Their Form and Function, ASOR Books 9, Boston, MA: American Schools of Oriental Research, 2003
In Journal of the American Oriental Society, 124, (2004) pp. 183-185
30. 2008
“From Nineveh to Jerusalem and from Historiographic Writing to Historical Reality” - Review of Hayim Tadmor, Assyria, Babylonia and Judah: Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East, edited by Mordechai Cogan (Jerusalem: The Bialik Institute; The Israel Exploration Society, 2006) [Hebrew]
In Qathedra 127 pp. 181-185
31. 2008
Marty E. Stevens, Temples, Tithes, and Taxes: The Temple and Economic Life of Ancient Israel, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 2006
In Toronto Journal of Theology 24 (2008) pp. 117-118
32. 2008
International Review of Biblical Studies, Volume 52 (2005-2006), edited by Bernhard Lang. Leiden, Boston: Brill, 2007
In Moed 18 (2008) pp. 163-165
33. 2010
Karel van der Toorn, Scribal Culture and the Making of the Hebrew Bible, Cambridge MA, London: Harvard University Press, 2007
In Jewish History 24/2, pp. 195 ff. http://www.springerlink.com/content/664110l3q115t727/ Friday, January 08, 2010
34. 2010
Nathaniel B. Levtow, Images of Others: Iconic Politics in Ancient Israel, Biblical and Judaic Studies from the University of California, San Diego, vol. 11. Winona Lake, Ind.: Eisenbrauns, 2008
In Journal of the American Oriental Society 130, pp. 107-109
35. 2011
"He Has the Appearance of a Body and He Is a Body", review of Benjamin D. Sommer, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel, Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 2009
In Beit Miqra 55, pp. 148-160 [Hebrew]

*36. 2011
Benjamin D. Sommer, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel, Cambridge, etc.: Cambridge University Press, 2009
In Journal of the American Oriental Society, 130 (2010), pp. 674-679 [English abridgement and revision of no. 35]
 
Encyclopedia Articles:
1. 1986
"Temple"
in Macmillan's Illustrated Bible Dictionary and Concordance New York, pp. 975 978
2. 1994
Commentary and Comparative Exposition of I Kings 5:11 9:9 (Solomon's Temple),
in Olam HaTanakh I Kings (in Hebrew) pp. 60 86
3. 1995
Commentary and Comparative Exposition of II Chronicles 3 4 (Solomon's Temple),
in Encyclopaedia Olam HaTanakh II Chronicles (in Hebrew) pp. 20, 26 38 passim
4. 1996
Commentary and Comparative Exposition of Psalms 120 134, 145 150
in Olam Ha Tanakh, Psalms 2 (in Hebrew) pp. 218 240, 267 280
5. 1996
Commentary and Comparative Exposition of Job 26 31 and 38 42:6
in Olam Ha Tanakh. Job (in Hebrew) pp.144 169, 198 217 passim
6-10. 1997
Entries on Census, Oracles, Temple, Temple Vessels and Tsitsit for The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion
11-12. 2000
Entries in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed. L. H. Schiffman, James C. VanderKam (Oxford: Oxford University Press) Assyria (vol. I pp. 68-69); Babylon (vol. I pp. 75-76)
13-16. 2011 in press
Entries in Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, vol. 3, ed. Hans-Josef Klauck, et al, Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter
“Babylonia; the Image of Babylonia in Judaism of the Second Temple and Hellenistic Period”; “Reception of the Bible in Babylonian Judaism in the Second Temple, Hellenistic Period”; “Berossus of Babylon”; vol. 4 ed. Martti Nissinen “Cult – Ancient Near East”
17. 2012 in press
"Wisdom Literature in the Bible and the Ancient Near East"
In Encyclopedia of Ancient History, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell

Translations of Ancient Texts:
1. 1997-
Annotated translations of BBSt 36 (Nabu apla iddina Sun Disk Inscription); LKA 64 (Hymn to Enlil on Behalf of Ashurnasirpal II): LKA 137 (Assyrian Psephomancy Ritual)
in The Context of Scripture, ed. William W. Hallo, Leiden: E.J. Brill.

Articles and Reviews in Popular Journals:
1. 1987
"When Did God Finish Creation?"
in Bible Review, 3 pp. 12 14. (Reprinted in Bible Review, Explore the Genesis Story Back Issue Collection)
2. 1994
"Inside Solomon's Temple"
in Bible Review, April 1994 pp. 24 37, 50
Electronic version – http://www.bib-arch.org/br494/inside.html
3. 1994
"Did King Solomon Violate the Second Commandment?"
in Bible Review, 10, pp. 24 33, 57
4. 1996
"P Understanding the Priestly Source",
in Bible Review, 12, pp. 30 37, 44 47
Electronic version – http://www.bib-arch.org/brj96/p.html
5. 1997
"Picturing Imageless Deities. Iconography in the Ancient Near East". Review article of Izak Cornelius, The Iconography of the Canaanite Gods Reshef and Ba'al. Late Bronze and Iron Age I Periods (c 1500 1000 BCE) (Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 140), Fribourg Switzerland: University Press; G*ttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1994; and Tryggve N. D. Mettinger, No Graven Image? Israelite Aniconism in its Ancient Near Eastern Context, (Coniectanea Biblica. Old Testament Series 42), Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, 1995.
in Biblical Archaeology Review 23/3 pp. 46 51, 68 69
Electronic version – http://www.bib-arch.org/barmj97/picturing.html
6. 1998
"From Storm God to Abstract Deity. How the Deity became More Distant from Exodus to Deuteronomy",
in Bible Review 14/5 pp. 40-47. (“Best of Bible Review” award)
Electronic version - http://www.bib-arch.org/bro98/storm.html
7. 1999
"Wish Upon a Stone – Discovering the Idolatry of the Even Maskit",
in Bible Review.15/3 pp. 30-33, 51, (“Best of Bible Review” award)
Electronic version – http://www.bib-arch.org/bro99/stone.html
8. 2000
Review of Olof Pedersen, Archives and Libraries in the Ancient Near East 1500-300 BC. (Bathesda, MD: CDL, 1998)
in Archaeology Odyssey 3/1 pp. 56-57
Electronic version - http://www.bib-arch.org/aojf00/reviews.html
9. 2000
Kevod YHWH (in Hebrew), Daf Shevui of Bar Ilan University for Parashat Pequdey (11 March) pp. 3-4,
English version in Parashat Vayaqhel-Pekudei 5761/March 24, 2001-Parashat Hahodesh
Electronic version - http://www.biu.ac.il/JH/Eparasha/vayakhel/hur/html
10. 2001
“Whose Earrings Did Jacob Bury?”, Bible Review 17/3 pp. 31-33, 54
Electronic version – http://www.bib-arch.org/br801/earrings.html
11. 2002
Review of Jean Bottéro, Religion in Ancient Mesopotamia, translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan, Chicago: University of Chicago, 2001
in Archaeology Odyssey, 5/4, pp. 50-51, 53
Electronic version –
http://www.archaeologyodyssey.org/bswb_AO/bswbAOReviews.html
12. 2004
"The Golden Calf: Made by Man… or God?",
in Bible Review 20/2, pp.28-32, 47
13. 2005
Review of P. R. S. Moorey, Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East, The Schweich Lectures of the British Academy 2001, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003
in Biblical Archaeology Review 31/1 pp. 58-59
14. 2005
“The Genesis of Genesis: Is the Creation Story Babylonian?”
in Bible Review, Twentieth Anniversary Issue, 21/1 pp. 37-48, 52-53

15. 2011
"Solomon's Temple in Context"
In Biblical Archaeology Review 32/2 March/April 2011, pp. 46-57

Other Popular Publications-
1. 1998
Herod's Temple: God's House and Jewish Spiritual Center, Pamphlet for "On the Mountain of the Lord" exhibition at Goldman Art Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, May 22- June 19, 1998.
Obituaries –
1. 2004 (submitted for publication)
Dan Urman Z"L
In Biblical Archaeology Review; Bulletin of the Anglo-Israel Archaeological Society 22
2. 2005 with Jeffery Tigay
Hayim Tadmor
In American Academy of Jewish Research Obituaries December 15, 2005
http://www.aajr.org/obituaries.html
3. 2011 with Shmuel Ahituv (submitted for publication)
Avraham Malamat
In Archiv fr Orientforschung

Part 7 SELECTED LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS AT MEETINGS AND INVITED SEMINARS
b) PRESENTATION OF PAPERS AT MEETINGS
1. 1985 "Solomon's Temple Dedication Prayer (I Kings 8:12 61) Comparatively Considered", at the 9th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem.
2. 1986 "Solomon's Golden Vessels (I Kings 7:48 50) and the Cult of the First Temple", at the The 12th Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament, Jerusalem.
3. 1986 "Isaiah's Throne Vision and an Old Babylonian Diviner's Prayer", 103rd Symposium of the Hebrew University Bible Department, Jerusalem.
4. 1988 "`And... Completed the Work Which He Did' The Connection Between the Creation of the Universe and the Construction of the Tabernacle", First Israel Conference on Biblical Philology in Memory of Professor Moshe Held, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva.
5. 1989 "`His master shall pierce his ear with an awl' (Exodus 21:6) Marking of Slaves in the Bible in Light of Akkadian Writings", "Miqra We`Olamo Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association of University Teachers of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies" Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva; Also delivered at the American Academy of Jewish Research and faculty-graduate student seminars at New York University, Harvard University and Brandeis University.
6. 1989 "Urim and Thummim", 10th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem; also delivered at Annenberg Research Institute.
7. 1990 "Beer Sheba in the Bible Civil and Religious Aspects" Beer Sheba Throughout the Generations sponsored by the Department of Antiquities, the Israel Nature Preservation Society and the Ben-Gurion University. Also delivered at Ben Gurion University as Meir Paran Memorial Lecture, 1990; and at "The Negev Throughout History" – Conference of the Israel Antiquities Authority, Southern Division and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Archaeology Division, 15 January, 2004.
8. 1992 "The Prologue and Epilogue to Codex Hammurabi A Misnomer?", Two Hundred and Second Meeting of the American Oriental Society, March 29 April 1, 1992, at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachussetts.
9. 1993 "Biblical Light on Urad Gula's Letter of Petition to Assurbanipal (ABL 1285)", 11th World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, 22 29 June, 1993.
10. 1994 "Giving for Mercy" and "Giving Mercy to" in Biblical Hebrew, Akkadian and Aramaic," at Fourth Conference on Biblical Philology in Memory of Moshe Held, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 19 May, 1994.
11. 1994 "Thou Shalt Make Thyself an Idol and a Graven Image" at "Miqra We`Olamo- Annual Meeting of the Israeli Association of University Teachers of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies", University of Haifa, Haifa, October, 1994.
12. 1995 “Mesopotamian Myth in Biblical Metamorphosis," at "The Bible Cultural Encounters in the Course of Time", Midreshet Ben Gurion, Sede Boqer, 5 6 February, 1995.
13. 1995 "The Holidays of Tishre," "The Three Pilgrimage Festivals," Jewish Studies Lecture Series, Qibbutz Geva, 25 October and 1 November, 1995.
14. 1996 "Divine Anatomy in Mesopotamia and the Qabbalah", Invited paper at panel session on Simo Parpola’s theories about the Assyrian origins of the Qabbalah. American Oriental Society, Philadelphia, March 17 20, 1996.
15. 1996 "Ascending the Mountain of the Lord A Glimpse into Solomon's Temple", Capital Cities: Urban Planning and Spiritual Dimensions. International Symposium, May 27 29, 1996 at Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem. Also delivered in popular form at public lectures at Hebrew Union College, New York, and Jewish Community Center of Washington D.C.
16. 1997 "How Did Job Dupe God?", at "Jonah and Job: Two Strange Books of the Bible," Conference of the Department of Comparative Literatures, Ben-Gurion University, 16 January, 1997.
17. 1997 "Reading a Votive Inscription: Simbar shipak and the Ellilification of Marduk" at "Mesopotamian Literature: Restoration, Translation and Interpretation." Bar Ilan University, March 3, 1997
18. 1997 "Canon, Canonization and Canonicity in Ancient Mesopotamia- Scholarly Model or Ancient Reality?" invited paper in plenary session at 12th World Congress for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July-August 1997. (Given also at symposium “Holy-Scripture – From Hammurapi to the Zohar”, Ben-Gurion University, February 22, 2000)
19. 1998 "What Goes in is What Comes Out- Materials for Making Cult Statues", at Text and Artifact- Colloquium of the Center For Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, April 27-29, 1998; (Given also at: Ben-Gurion University, Dept. of Bible and ANE faculty and Graduate student seminar; Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem)
20. 1998 "Towards an Image of the Mesopotamian God" at Polytheism in the Land of Israel and Neighboring Lands from the Second Century BCE Until the Rise of Islam. Scholars' Seminar 5759, Center for Study of the History of the Land of Israel and Its Settlement of Yad Ben Zvi and the Hebrew University, 18 November, 1998
21. 1999 "Expelling the Bible from the Biblical Period" at "Has the Biblical Period Disappeared? New Trends in Archaeology and Biblical History" held at Ben-Gurion University, 14 December, 1999
22. ‏2000 “An Underestimated Aspect of Enki/Ea” at Third Annual Meeting of the Israel Association of Assyriology and Ancient Near East, held at Bar Ilan University, February, 2000
23. 2000 “Splitting the Holy Mountain”, at Sixth Conference on Biblical Philology in Memory of Moshe Held, Ben-Gurion University, June, 2000.
24. 2000 “The Be`alim and the Ba`al”, at Meir Paran Memorial Lecture, 22 June, 2000, Ben-Gurion University
25. 2000 “Assurbanipal’s Library – Monument to Mesopotamian Literature: Foundation Stone of Assyriology” at “Libraries and Book Collections” – Annual Conference of the Israel Historical Society, Van Leer Auditorium, Jerusalem, 26 June, 2000
26. 2001 “An Overlooked Allusion to Ancient Israelite Extispicy”, at the Thirteenth World Congress of Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, August 12-17, 2001
27. 2002 “Hammurabi in Mesopotamian Tradition”, at “Hammurabi and His Age, in Celebration of the Centennial of the Discovery of Codex Hammurabi”, Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 11 February, 2002.
28. 2002 “Creation Stories from Babylonia and the Bible” at “The Babel und Bibel Controversy: After A Century of Research”, Yohanan Ahroni Annual Memorial Conference, Tel Aviv University, The Antin Faculty of Humanities, The Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, The Sonia and Marco Nadler Institute of Archaeology, Tel Aviv, 21 March, 2002.
29. 2003 “The Counsels of **p*-aw*lum”, at “Wisdom – Her Pillars Are Seven: Wisdom Literature in Ancient Israel and Neighboring Cultures”, Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, 12 January, 2003
30. 2003 “The Appearance of the Priest – Towards a Portrait of the Ideal Priest in the Ancient Near East and in Ancient Israel”, at Tribute to Prof. Jacob Milgrom on the Occasion of His Eightieth Birthday and Completion of His Commentary of the Book of Leviticus (in series “Teaching the Bible – Barriers and Their Dismantling” sponsored by the Hebrew University, Institute for Jewish Studies and Municipality of Jerusalem, Department of Culture), Van Leer Institute, Jerusalem, 27 April.
31. 2003 “Knowing Wisdom and the Way to the Tree of Life – A New Understanding of Proverbs 3:13-20”, at University of Haifa Conference Honoring New Bible Department Faculty Publications, 20 May, 2003.
32. 2003 “From Womb to Tomb- The Life of a Mesopotamian God-Statue”, at Nineveh; 49e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, London 7-11 July, the British Museum
33. 2003 “Babylon at Bethel – New Light on Jacob’s Dream” at Society of Biblical Literature International Meeting, 2003, Cambridge, England
34. 2003 "Dur-*arru-k*n: A Portrait of the Royal Builder", at History, Historiography and Ideology: Conference in Celebration of Prof. Hayim Tadmor's Eightieth Birthday held 20th November, 2003 and the Israel Academy of Sciences, Jerusalem
35. 2004 "On the celebration and the celebre (with comments on the Paris Psalter)", at "Parshandata: Medieval Exegesis", Conference honoring the publication of Mayer Gruber, Rashi's Commentary on Psalms", Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva, 2 March, 2004.
36. 2004 "Shalom Rav Le'ohavey Torateka: Towards a Scholarly Portrait of Shalom Paul" at "Shalom ‛al Yisrael – Testimonial Evening Honoring the Retirement of Professor Shalom M. Paul ", Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 20 May, 2004.
37. 2004 "Proto-Canonization of the Torah in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Writings", at "Study and Knowledge in Jewish Thought, International Conference", Goldstein-Goren Center for Jewish Thought, Goldstein-Goren Department of Jewish Thought, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 6-9 June, 2004.
38. 2004 "Finding New Life in Old Words – Word Play in the Gilgamesh Epic" at "Gilgamesh and the World of Assyria", conference held at The University of Sydney, Department of Ancient History, 21-23 July, 2004
39. 2004 "Fort Sargon (Dr-arru-ukn): The Image of the Royal Builder" at "Fauna and Flora in the Ancient Near East", 50e Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, Skukuza, Kruger National Park, South Africa, 2-6 August, 2004
40. 2004 "ammurabi in Mesopotamian Memory" at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 20-23 November, 2004
41. 2004 "A Deathbed Dialogue between p-amli and his Son" at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, 20-23 November, 2004
42. 2005 “The Biblical Temple in Light of the Temple at Ain-Dara”, at Conference in Honor of Prof. Menahem Haran’s Eightieth Birthday, The Israel Academy of Sciences and the Hebrew University, 17 January, 2005; and at “Religion and Cult in Israel in Antiquity - Religion and Cult in the Second and First Millennia BCE: Persons and Images”, The Joint Center for Research of Eretz Israel of Yad Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel Antiquities Authority – Department of Excavations and Surveys, 20 January, 2005.
43. 2005 “Two Wise Men Were in Nineveh – Towards the Image of the Wise Councilor in the Assyrian Royal Court”, at Education and Wisdom in the Ancient Near East: Seventh Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University, 24 January, 2005
44. 2005 “Paranomasia and Polysemy in Akkadian Writings”, at conference honoring the appearance of `An Experienced Scribe Who Neglects Nothing’- Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Jacob Klein”, Bar-Ilan University, 31 March, 2005
45.2005 “The Lord’s Chariots”, at conference honoring the appearance of Rimon Kasher’s critical commentary on the Book of Ezekiel in the Miqra LeYisrael series, Bar-Ilan University, 21 Iyar, 5765 (30 May, 2005)
46. 2005 “What’s in a Name? Symbolic Names and Name Midrashim in Akkadian Writings”, at “Classifications of Knowledge in the Ancient Near East: Lexicography, Iconography, Stratigraphy”, 51st Rencontre Assyriologique Internationale, The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago, 17-22 July, 2005
47. 2005 “Solomon’s Temple in Light of the `Big-Foot’ Temple at Ain-Dara”, invited paper in plenary session at 14th World Congress for Jewish Studies, Jerusalem, July-August 2005; also at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19-22 November, 2005
48. 2005 “The Biblical Arms Bearer נושא כלים”, at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19-22 November, 2005
49. 2006 “The Divinity of Mankind in the Bible and the Ancient Near East: A New Mesopotamian Parallel” (in Hebrew) at The Tenth Israeli Conference on Biblical Philology in Memory of Prof. Moshe Held, Beer-Sheva, 12 Sivan, 5766, 8 June, 2006; and at “The Connection Between Man and His God: Then and Now”, Haifa University, 22 December, 2008
50. 2006 “Shutting Up the Enemy: Literary Gleanings from Sargon’s Eighth Campaign”, at Krieg und Frieden im Alten Vorderasien, 52nd Rencontre assyriologique internationale, Münster, Germany, 17-21 July, 2006
51. 2006 “The Vessels of YHWH and the Debate over Divine Presence in the Jerusalem Temple – Downgrading a Divine Symbol”, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C., 17-21 November, 2005.
52. 2006 “The Ancient Near East in Israeli Biblical Scholarship”, Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Washington, D. C. 17-21 November, 2005.
53. 2007 “The First Temple – Design, Cult and Symbolism”, The Temple Mount Throughout the Generations, Scholars Conference held at The Center for the Study of the Land of Israel and its Settlement in conjunction with Yad Yitzhaq Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University, 27-28 March, 2007.
54. 2007 “Getting on Top of the Ziqqurrat: Archaeological Remains, Iconographic Representations, Textual Descriptions” at Biblical Archaeological Society Bible and Archaeology Fest X, Holiday Inn on the Bay, San Diego, California, November 16-18, 2007
55. 2008 “Mesopotamian Temple Names – From Cultic Landscape to Cosmic Order”, at "Words and Forces: Nature in Literature and Magic in Ancient Mesopotamia and Neighboring Lands" - Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (ISAANES) Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 18 February, 2008; “Le famille dans le Procher-Orent ancient: réalités, symbolisms et images”, 55th Rencontre assyriologique internationale, Paris, Collège de France, 6-9/07/2009
56. 2008
"The Holidays of Tishre," Bible Lands Museum of Jerusalem, 17 September, 2008
57. 2008
“Did God Have a Wife? YHWH and His Asherah Reconsidered”, at “New Vistas in the Study of the Iconography of the Land of Israel During the Late Bronze and the Iron Ages; A Conference Marking Ten Years to the Passing Away of Professor Pirhiyah Beck”, Tel Aviv University, 11 December, 2008
58. 2009
“How Did the Five Books of Moses Become Holy Writ? The Canonization of the Torah in its Own Eyes and in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Writings”, at colloquium honoring the appearance of Menahem Haran, The Biblical Collection – Processes of Formation Until the End of the Second Temple Period and Changes in Form Until the End of the Medieval Ages, vols. 1-3, 3 February, 2009, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem
59. 2009
“The Return of the Ark (I Samuel 6) in Light of Impetrated Omens from Oxen (STT 73:100-140)”, at 15th World Congress for Jewish Studies, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2-6 August, 2009
60. 2009
"What was Codex Hammurabi, and what did it become?", at Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, New Orleans, 21-24 November, 2009
61. 2009
"A Likeness with the appearance of a man" (Ezekiel 1:26) – Divine Anatomy in the Bible and Mesopotamian Writings", at 'Archaeology, Art and What is Between Them: The Second Commandment – Representation of Man and Animal in Ancient Art', Conference sponsored by the Israel Antiquities Authority and The Hebrew University, 10 December, 2009
62. 2010
"Assurbanipal's Rassam Prism through the Spectacles of a Cuneo-biblist", at 'Distant Relatives or Kissing Cousins? Assyriology and Biblical Studies', Thirteenth Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University, 26 January, 2010
63.2010
"New Light on Solomon's Temple" at The Ancient Near in the 12th-10th Centuries BCE: Culture and History, 2010 International Meeting, University of Haifa, 2-5 May 2010
64.2010
"Toponyms and Demonyms: Meaning and Symbolism" at The Thirty-Third Annual Conference of the Department of Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology, Bar-Ilan University in Cooperation with the Department of Archaeology and Cultures of the Ancient Near East, Tel-Aviv University in Honor of Professor Anson P. Rainey on His 80th Birthday, 6 May, 2010
65.2011
"Literary Aspects of the Neo-Babylonian Royal Inscriptions: Nabopolassar's Imgur-Enlil Cylinder", at History and Historiography in the Ancient Near East, Fourteenth Annual Conference of the Israel Society of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Haifa University, 24 January, 2011

B) SEMINARS AT UNIVERSITIES AND INSTITUTIONS (Selection)
1. 1986 "Salted Incense: Exodus 30:35; Maql* VI 1111 113; IX 118 120" Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University; Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Languages and Literatures, Ohio State University.
2. 1986 "Temples, Cult and Cult Implements in Ancient Israel", Department of Hebrew and Judaic Studies, New York University.
3. 1987 "The Temple and the Tabernacle: Architectural and Cultic Considerations", Department of Land of Israel Studies, Haifa University.
4. 1989 "Building Ba`al's Abode", Department of Near Eastern Studies, Cornell University.
5. 1991 "Codex Hammurabi An Inquiry into the Literary Structure of the Prologue and Epilogue", Assyriological Institute of Bar Ilan University, Scholar and Research Students Workshop; Departmental seminar of the Ben-Gurion University department of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies.
6. 1992 "Inside Solomon's Temple", Hebrew Union College -- Jewish Institute of Religion, Cincinnati, Ohio, 6 April 6, 1992.
7. 1993 "Tzitzith Obedience, Fealty and the Kingdom of God," Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, 27 October, 1993; New York University Department of Judaic and Near Eastern Studies, 27 January, 1994; Meir Paran Memorial Lecture, Ben-Gurion University, 21 June, 1994; Bar Ilan University, Dept. of Bible Graduate Seminar, 15 December, 1995.
8. 1995 "Linguistic Aspects of the Amalekite Pericope," Ben-Gurion University, Department of Hebrew Language, Faculty and Graduate Seminar, 9 March, 1995.
9. 1995 "Qabbalah and Assyriology Did the Sefirotic Tree Grow in an Assyrian Paradise?" University of Haifa, Department of Bible, Faculty and Graduate Seminar, 6 June, 1995; Departmental Seminar of the Ben-Gurion University Department of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 9 April, 1997.
10. 1996 "Dreams in Mesopotamia Between Divination and Prophecy" University of Haifa, Department of Bible, Faculty and Graduate Seminar, 21 May, 1996.
11. 1997 "How Did Job Dupe God?" Ben-Gurion University, Department of Hebrew Language Seminar for Graduate Students and Faculty, 13 March, 1997.
12. 1997 "Making Idols" Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Faculty and graduate student seminar, Department of Ancient Near Eastern Studies, 10 November, 1997.
13. 1999 “An Overlooked Alphabetic Acrostic in Proverbs 24:1-22”, at graduate and faculty seminars in the Department of Bible and ANE and Department of Hebrew Language, Ben-Gurion University
14. 2001 “The Sun-Disk Inscription of Nabobaladan (BBSt 36)” at faculty and graduate student seminars at Department of Bible and ANE, Ben-Gurion University; Department of Bible, Tel-Aviv University; Department of Assyriology, Bar-Ilan University.
15. 2003 “Biblical Temples – Aspects of Design and Symbolism” at faculty and graduate seminar, Dept. of Bible and ANE, Ben-Gurion University, 27 May, 2003
16. 2003 "YHWH's Exalted House: Aspects of the Design and Symbolism of Solomon's Temple", at "Religion and Cult in the Bible and the Ancient Near East", faculty and graduate seminar Theology Faculty, Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, 10th November, 2003
17. 2006, “Shutting Up the Enemy: Literary Gleanings from Sargon’s Eighth Campaign”, at Faculty and Research-Students Workshop in Assyriology, Samuel Noah Kramer Institute of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat Gan, 6 June, 2006
C) CONFERENCES AND SPECIAL ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED -
1. 2000 "Has the Biblical Period Disappeared? New Trends in Archaeology and Biblical History"; Symposium held at Ben-Gurion University, 14 December, 1999.
2. 2000 “Sacred Writings from Hammurapi to the Zohar”; Symposium held at Ben-Gurion University, February 22, 2000
3. 2002 Symposium honoring the publication of Zipi Talshir, First Esdras – A text Critical Commentary, 1 January, 2002
4. 2002 “Hammurabi and His Age, in Celebration of the Centenary of the Discovery of Codex Hammurabi”, Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 11 February, 2002
5. 2002 "On the Border Line between Literary and Textual Criticism", Conference at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, 16 June, 2002
6. 2003 “Wisdom, Her Pillars Are Seven – Wisdom Literature in Ancient Israel and Neighboring Cultures”, Conference at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, 12 January, 2003
7. 2003 First Annual Lecture in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Memory of Zvi and Mathilda Roifer, [Peter Machinist, “Hosea and the Ambiguity of Monarchy in Biblical Israel], 14 May, 2003
8. 2003 “Israel and Its Land – Inscriptions and History”; Conference Honoring Prof. Shmuel Ahituv on the Occasion of His Retirement, Ben-Gurion University, 10 June, 2003
9. 2004 “Parshandata: Medieval Exegesis”; Conference Honoring the publication of Rashi Tehillim – Rashi's Commentary on Psalms by Mayer I. Gruber, Ben-Gurion University, 2 March, 2004
10. 2005 “Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic Historiography”; Conference Honoring the publication of The Biblical Collection, vol. 2, by Menahem Haran, Ben-Gurion University, 1 March, 2005
11. 2006 “The Word of the Lord to Ezekiel the Priest”; Conference Honoring the publication of A Commentary on the Book of Ezekiel by Prof. Rimon Kasher in the Miqra LeYisrael Commentary Series, Ben-Gurion University 31 January, 2006
12. 2007 “Boundaries and Boundary Disputes in the Ancient Near East”: Tenth Annual Conference of the Israel Society for Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 29 January, 2007
13. 2009 “Four are the smallest on the earth, but they are the wisest of the wise” – Mini-conference Honoring the publication of Tova L. Forti, Animal Imagery in the Book of Proverbs, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, 3 March, 2009
 
Part 12 PRESENT ACTIVITIES
Publications and papers in preparation:

1. Idols of Silver and Gold, Handiwork of the Gods- Ongoing study of the fabrication of idols in the Bible and Ancient Near East
2. God's Exalted House – Ongoing study of architecture, design and symbolism of Solomon's Temple
3. Mesopotamian Monumental Literature – studies in literary aspects of Akkadian royal inscription and related writings