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Bibil Identifier bibil:201640
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Scribes and Scholars in the City of Emar in the Late Bronze Age
Author Cohen, Yoram
Series Harvard Semitic Studies (Volume: 59)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SDA 55415/59
Place 22:931
Publishing house Eisenbrauns
Place Winona Lake, Indiana
ISBN 978-1-57506-931-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxvi Pages
287 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The city of Emar, modern Tell Meskene in Syria, is one of the most important sites of the western ancient Near East during the Late Bronze Age that have yielded cuneiform tablets. The discovery of more than one thousand tablets and tablet fragments assures Emar's position, along with Bogazkoy-Hattusa and Ras-Shamra-Ugarit, as a major scribal center. Ephemeral documents such as wills or sale contracts, texts about rituals and cultic festivals, school texts and student exercises, and inscribed seals and their impressions enable reconstruction of the Emar scribal school institution and provide materials for investigation into the lives of more than fifty scribes whose works were found in the city. The aim of this book is to place Emar's scribal school institution within its social and historical context, to observe the participation of its teachers and students in the study of the school curriculum, to investigate the role of the scribes in the daily life of the city (in particular within the administration), and to evaluate the school's and its members' position within the network of similar institutions throughout the ancient Near East.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Emar : History and Civilization
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Lands of the Levant (except Canaan-Israel) : Emar : Literature
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Scribe
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