By Mordechai Cogan

This booklet comprises thirty essays on historical close to jap heritage and Historiography, spanning the full variety of Mesopotamian background, from Sumer to the Persian Empire. Hitherto unpublished texts, in addition to others lengthy recognized, are investigated anew. nearly all of those experiences are dedicated to the Neo-Assyrian interval, the examine concentration of Hayim Tadmor, to whom this quantity is devoted.

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Fohrer, Ezechiel, TUbingen 1955, 158, that our list derives from a list of the Egyptian trade relations is unsupported by any evidence and quite improbable: the obvious Egyptian partners (from Nubia to Philistia, Cyprus, and the Phoenician cities) are absent. The absence of Babylon is one of the reasons adduced by Katzenstein, op. , 154, to consider a dating in the time of Ezekiel as impossible. This is quite paradoxical: as the oracle was being "published," Babylon was besieging Tyre and so would have seemed rather improbable as a trade-partner!

Edinburgh 1978, Repol"/s, 191-198. See again my paper in Cemre alld Periphery. alld VF II (1979),495-503. Apart from the obvious parallel lamkaru Ja qtIli (cf. M. Heltzer, Goods, Prices and Ihe Organlzalion of Trade In Vgarll, Wiesbaden 1978, 145 el passim), the idiom Ina qUti applied to some kind of trade relationships goes back as early as Ebla, cf. \d kl In ~u en eb-Ia k' , where the translations "belong to" (E. Sollberger, SEb 3 [1980], 135), "appartengono" (G. Pettinato, Ebla. Nuovl orlzzonll della slorla, Milano 1986,9) are seriously misleading.

Ahlstrilm and D. Pardee. ). For a first bibliographical introduction to Ezek. 27, cf. G. e, Bruxelles 1979,79-90; and among the standard commentaries, especially the one by W. Zimmerli, Ezechiel, 1-2, Neukirchen 1969,600-601,624. Cf. , S. J. Katzenstein, The History of Tyre, Jerusalem 1973, 157-161. 66 Mario Liverani the specific features of this activity, has mostly been left out of the historical and economic reconstruction. The passage seems quite clear on a first, general reading; but if analyzed in detail it turns out to be laden with basic interpretive difficulties.

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