The Aramaeans: Their Ancient History, Culture, Religion

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Peeters Publishers, 2000 - History - 694 pages
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In order to present the Aramean history during some six hundred years, down to the seventh century B.C., it was necessary to analyze a wide range of sources, mainly cuneiform, epigraphic, and biblical. Chapter I deals with Aramean pre-history and proto-history, while chapter II examines the question of the alleged relationship between the Hebrew forefathers and the ancient Arameans. Chapters III to XIV give a relatively accurate description of the territory of each historically attested Aramean group or state and present a detailed narrative of political events. Chapter XIV, the most extensive, considers the situation of the Arameans in Babylonia, also in relation to the Chaldeans and to the North-Arabian tribes. Chapters XV to XVIII deal with Aramean institutions, economy, legal practices, and religion. Special attention is paid to linguistic features of the available evidence, when they can help resolving historical questions. The book concludes with an extensive general index and with an index of biblical sources.
 

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Contents

PREFACE
11
Aram Damascus 1 Territory
48
History
117
BetAdini
163
Arpad or BetGus
195
Hamath and Lugath
249
Soba or BetRehob
319
Aramaeans in Babylonia 1 1 lth9th Centuries B C
409
Rua and QabT 21 Liittau 22 Marusu Ammatu Haggaranu
487
Nomadism Royalty Dignitaries
491
Society and Economy
515
Law
557
Receipts
593
International Treaties
595
Religion
599
Ancestral Cult
605

Aramaeans and NorthArabians
423
Tumanu and Hatallu
425
Puqudu
429
Utu or Ttu
437
Rupu and Labadudu
439
Tiglathpileser Ills List 9 Hamaranu and Luhuatu
445
RabbiTl Nasir Gulus 11 Nabatu or Nabayatu 12 RahTqu KapTri Rummulutu 13 AdilTye GibrTye Ubudu
452
Gurumu
453
Hindaru
455
Dunanu Nilqu RadTye
459
Ubulu
460
Karma
461
Amlatu and Damunu
462
Attar
607
Tl and His Hypostases
614
Resheph and Rusa
617
Moongod
620
Sundeity
623
Stormgod
626
Burial Practices
636
GENERAL INDEX
641
BIBLICAL SOURCES
689
LIST OF TEXT FIGURES
695
LIST OF MAPS
697
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