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Prof. Wayne Horowitz


Publications

Books

  1. Writing Science before the Greeks: An Analysis of the Babylonian Astronomical Treatise Mul-Apin, with Rita Watson, Brill, Leiden, 2011.

  2. Cuneiform in Canaan, Cuneiform Sources from The Land of Israel in Ancient Times, with Takayoshi Oshima and Seth Sanders, The Israel Exploration Society and The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2006.

  3. Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography, Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake Indiana, 1998.

  1. a. Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography (Second Printing, with Corrections and Addenda), Eisenbaruans, Winona Lake Indiana, 2011.
  1. The Three Stars Each: The Astrolabes and Related Texts, ( Archiv für Orientforschung Beiheft 33), in press.

Contributions to Books

  1. P. Watson, A Catalogue of Cuneiform Tablets in The Birmingham City Museum, Volume II, Aris & Phillips Ltd., Warminster, 1993. (Cuneiform Copies)

  2. P. Watson, A Catalogue of Cuneiform Tablets in The Birmingham City Museum, Volume I, Aris & Phillips Ltd., Warminster, 1986. (Cuneiform Copies)

Books Edited

  1. Ben Dov Y., W. Horowitz and J. Steele eds., Living the Lunar Calendar Oxbow Publishers, Oxford, 2012.

  2. Horowitz W., U. Gabbay, and F. Vukosavovic eds, A Woman of Valor: Jerusalem Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Joan Goodnik Westenholz (= BPOA 8), CSIS, Madrid, 2010.

  3. Bauks. M, W. Horowitz, and A. Lange eds., Between Text and Text, International Symposium on Intertextuality in Ancient Near Eastern, Ancient Mediterranean, and Early Medieval Literatures (Journal of Ancient Judaism, Supplements), Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gottinhiem, 2013.

Articles

  1. “The Astrolabes: An Exercise in Transmission, Canonicity, and Para-Canonicity,” in Bauks. M, W. Horowitz, and A. Lange eds., Between Text and Text, International Symposium on Intertextuality in Ancient Near Eastern, Ancient Mediterranean, and Early Medieval Literatures (Journal of Ancient Judaism, Supplements), Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gottinhiem, 2013: 273-287.

  2. “Hazor 18: Fragments of A Cuneiform Law Collection from Hazor,” with T. Oshima and F. Vukosavovic, 2012, Israel Exploration Journal 62: 158-176.

  3. “Sunday in Mesopotamia,” in W. Horowitz, John Steele, and Jonathan Ben-Dov eds., Living the Lunar CalendarIsrael Exploration Journal, Oxbow Publishers, Oxford, 2012: 9-18.

  4. “Vat 17081: A Forerunner to the Menology of Astrolabe B,” in S. Donmet ed., Studies Presented in Honour of Veysel Donbaz DUB.SAR E.DUB.BA.A Veysel Donbaz'a Sunulan Yazilar, Ege Yayinlari, Istanbul, 2010: 183-188.

  5. “Hazor 16, Another Administrative Docket from Hazor,” with Takayoshi Oshima, Israel Exploration Journal 60 (2010) 129-132.

  6. “Hazor 17: Another Clay Liver Model,” with Takayoshi Oshima and Abraham Winitzer, Israel Exploration Journal 60 (2010) 133-145.

  7. “Towards Tones in Sumerian,” in Nancy Nam Hoon Tan and Ying Zhang (eds), Crossing Textual Boundaries: A Festschrift for Professor Archie Chi Chung Lee in Honor for his Sixtieth Birthday; The Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Hong Kong, 2010: 246-260.

  8. “Animate, Inanimate, and Primary Elements in Mesopotamia Creation Accounts: Revisited,” in P. Gemeinhardt and A. Zgoll eds., Weltkonstruktionen, Religiöse Weltdeutung zwischen Chaos und Kosmos von Alten Orient bis zum Islam, (= Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 5), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2010: 29-45.

  9. “Stars, Cows, Semicircles and Domes: Astronomical Creation Myths and the Mathematical Universe,” in W. Horowitz, U. Gabbay, and F. Vukosavovic eds., A Woman of Valor: Jerusalem Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Joan Goodnik Westenholz, 2010: 263-285.

  10. “A Cuneiform Tablet from the Ophel in Jerusalem,” with E. Mazar, T. Oshima, and Y. Goren, Israel Exploration Journal 60, 2010: 4-21.

  11. “They Multiplied the SAG by the US in The Sky,” in J. Stackert, B. N. Porter, D. P. Wright eds. Gazing on the Deep: Ancient Near Eastern and Other Studies in Honor of Tzvi Abusch, CDL Press, Bethesda (2010): 51-61.

  12. “Hazor: A Cuneiform City in Canaan, A Retrospective and Look Forward,” with Takayoshi Oshima, in P. Matthiae, F. Pinnock et al. eds., Proceedings of the 6th International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, May, 5th-10th, “Sapienza” - Università di Roma, Volume 3, Islamic Session, Poster Session, The Ceremonial Precint of Canaanite Hazor (2010): 483-490.

  13. “Babylonian Wisdom Literature and The Marduk Cycle: Preliminary Thoughts,” The Journal of The History of Ancient Civilizations 24 (2009) 39-51.

  14. “Return to CBS 1766,” with S. Shnider, N.A.B.U. (2009) 62.

  15. “The Ship of The Desert, The Donkey of the Sea: The Camel in Early Mesopotamia Revisited,” in C. Cohen et al. eds., Barked Shalom, Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical Judaism Presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday; Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, (2008) 597-611.

  16. “New Light on an Old Find from Hazor,” with Takayoshi Oshima, in M. Cogan and D. Kahn eds., Treasures on Camels’ Humps,’ Historical and Literary Studies from the Ancient Near East Presented to Israel Ephi al, The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem (2008) 99-103.

  17. “The Astrolabes: Astronomy, Theology, and Chronology,” in J. Steele ed., Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East, Oxbow Books, Oxford (2007) 101-113.

  18. “In Support of Joachim Oelsner’s Identification of LBAT 1500,” N.A.B.U. (2007) 1.

  19. “BCM.A 1845-1982.2,” with J.P. Britton and J.M. Steele, in M. Khöback et al. eds., Festschrift für Hermann Hunger zum 65. Geburstag gewidmet von seinen Freunden, Kollegen und Schülern,= Weiner Zeitschrift Für Die Kunde Des Morgenlandes 97 (2007) 43-54.

  20. “Hazor 15: A Letter Fragment from Hazor,” with T. Oshima, Israel Exploration Journal 57 (2007) 34-40.

  21. “Cuneiform in Canaan: History, Historiography, and Methodology,” The Journal of The History of Ancient Civilizations 21 (2006) 29-40.

  22. “CBS 1766: An Late Babylonian Tablet with Concentric Circles from The University Museum,” Journal of The Ancient Near Eastern Society 30 (2006) 37-53.

  23. “The Taanach Cuneiform Tablets, A Retrospective,” with T. Oshima, in S. Kreuzer ed., Taanach/Tell Ta cannek , 100 Jahre Forschungen zur Archäologie, zur Geschichte, zu den Fundobjekten und zu den Keilschriftexten [= Wiener Altestamentliche Studien 5] (2006), 77-84.

  24. “Die Keilschriftexte von Taanach/Tell Ta cannek,” with T. Oshima and S. Kreuzer, in in S. Kreuzer ed., Taanach/Tell Ta cannek , 100 Jahre Forschungen zur Archäologie, zur Geschichte, zu den Fundobjekten und zu den Keilschriftexten [= Wiener Altestamentliche Studien 5] (2006) 85-99.

  25. “The Babylonian Lunar Three in Calendrical Scrolls from Qumran,” with J. Ben-Dov, Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 95 (2005) 104-120.

  26. “Some Thoughts on Sumerian Star-Names and Sumerian Astronomy” in Y. Sefati et al. eds., An Experienced Scribe Who Neglects Northing, Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Jacob Klein, CDL Press, Bethesda (2005)163-178.

  27. Cuneiform Tablets from Canaan in The Arkeologji Müzesi,” with T. Oshima, Colloquium Anatolicum III (2004) 31-39.

  28. “From Hazor to Mari and Ekallãtum: A Recently Discovered Old-Babylonian Letter from Hazor,” with N. Wasserman, Amurru 3 [= Proceedings of the 46th Rencontre Internationale] (2004) 335-344.

  29. “A Literary Account of Sennacherib’s 7th Campaign in The Birmingham City Museum,” with J. Westenholz, Eretz-Israel 27, The Hayim and Miriam Tadmor Volume (2003) 70-73.

  30. “The 364-Day Year in Mesopotamia and Qumran,” Meghillot, Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls 1 (2003) 3-26. (in Hebrew with an English abstract on p. 1)

  31. “A Bibliographical List of Cuneiform Inscriptions from Canaan, Palestine/Philistia, and The Land of Israel,” with Takayoshi Oshima and Seth Sanders, Journal of The American Oriental Society 122 (2002) 753-766.

  32. “A New Exemplar of Ludlul Bel Nemeqi Tablet I from Birmingham,” with W.G. Lambert, Iraq 64 (2002) 237-245.

  33. “Two More Cuneiform Finds from Hazor,” with T. Oshima, Israel Exploration Journal 52 (2002) 179-186.

  34. “The Cuneiform Inscription from Tell En-Nasbeh: The Demise of an Unknown King.” with D. Vanderhooft, Tel Aviv 29 (2002) 318-327.

  35. “Tablets from The Sippar Library IX: A Ziqpu-Star Planisphere,” with F.N.H. Al-Rawi, Iraq 63 (2001) 171-181.

  36. "Astral Tablets in The Hermitage, Saint Petersburg," Journal of The American Oriental SocietyZeitschrift fur Assyriologie 90 (2000) 194-206.

  37. “An Old Babylonian Letter with Mention of Mari and Ekallatum,” with N. Wasserman, Israel Exploration Journal 50 (2000) 169-174.

  38. "Astronomical Cuneiform Texts in The Birmingham City Museum," in A.R. George and I.L. Finkel eds., Wisdom, Gods, and Literature [= Fest. W.G. Lambert], Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake Indiana, 2000, 309-314.

  39. “Two Late Bronze Age Tablets from Hazor,” Israel Exploration Journal 50 (2000) 16-28.

  40. “The 30 Star-Catalogue HS 1897 and The Late Parallel BM 55502,” with J. Oelsner, Archiv für Orientforschung 44/45 (1997-98) 176-185.

  41. “The 364 Day Year in Ancient Mesopotamia, Again,” N.A.B.U. (1998) 49-51.

  42. “A Multiplication Table for 40 in the Israel Museum,” with O. Tammuz, Israel Exploration Journal 48 (1998) 262-264.

  43. “A Combined Multiplication Table on a Prism Fragment from Hazor,” Israel Exploration Journal 47 (1997) 190-197.

  44. “The Great Wall of Sargon of Akkad,” N.A.B.U. (1997) 98, no. 104.

  45. “Antiochus IV in Life and Death: The Babylonian Astronomical Diaries,” with D. Gera, Journal of The American Oriental Society 117 (1997) 240-252.

  46. “The Amarna Age Inscribed Clay Cylinder from Beth Shean,” Biblical Archaeologist 60/2 (1997) 97-100.

  47. “Another Old Babylonian Prayer to the Gods of the Night,” with N. Wasserman, Journal of Cuneiform Studies 48 (1996) 57-60.

  48. “The 360 and 364 Day Year in Ancient Mesopotamia,” Journal of The Ancient Near Eastern Society 24 (1996) 35-41.

  49. “An Inscribed Clay Cylinder From Amarna Age Beth Shean,” Israel Exploration Journal 46 (1996) 208-218.

  50. “The Cuneiform Tablets at Tel Hazor, 1996,” Israel Exploration Journal 46 (1996) 268-269.

  51. “Halley's Comet and Judean Revolts Revisited,” Catholic Biblical Quarterly 58 (1996) 456-459.

  52. “Computed Tomography (CT) Imaging of Sealed Clay Cuneiform Tablets, with N. Applebaum and W. Applebaum” in HaTebah Archaeologia WeMedeah 3 (1995) 8-12 (with English summary in T. Higgins et al., Imaging The Past, Electronic Imaging and Computer Graphics in Museums and Archaeology, British Museum Occasional Paper 114 (1996) 288.

  53. “Two Proposed Janus Parallelisms in Akkadian Literature,” with S. Paul, N.A.B.U. (1995) 11-12.

  54. “An Astronomical Fragment from Columbia University and The Babylonian Revolts against Xerxes,” Journal of The Ancient Near Eastern Society 23 (1995) 61-67.

  55. “Two New Ziqpu-Star Texts,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 43 (1994) 89-98.

  56. “A Join to Enuma Anu Enlil 50,” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 43 (1994) 127-129.

  57. “Trouble in Canaan – A Letter of el-Amarna Period on a Clay Cylinder from Beth Shean,” Qadmoniot 27 (1994) 84-86. (in Hebrew)

  58. “Moab and Edom in The Sargon Geography,” Israel Exploration Journal 43 (1993) 151-156.

  59. “A Parallel to Shamash Hymn 11-12 and the melammu of The Sun,” N.A.B.U. (1993) 54-55.

  60. “Mesopotamian Accounts of Creation,” in N. Hetherington ed., Encyclopedia of Cosmology; Garland Press (1993) 387-397.

  61. “The Reverse of The Neo-Assyrian Planisphere CT 33 11,” Grazer Morgenlandische Studien 3: (1993) 151-159.

  62. “Urim and Thummim in Light of a Psephomancy Ritual from Assur (LKA 137),”with V. Hurowitz, Journal of The Ancient Near Eastern Society 21 (1992) 95-115.

  63. “An Administrative Tablet from Hazor: A Preliminary Edition,” with A. Shaffer, Israel Exploration Journal 42 (1992) 21-33.

  64. “A Fragment of A Letter from Hazor,” with A. Shaffer, Israel Exploration Journal 42 (1992) 165-167.

  65. “Two Abnu-Sikinsu Fragments and Related Matters,” Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 82 (1992) 112-122.

  66. “A Kettle-Drum Ritual during Iyar Seleucid Era 85,” N.A.B.U. 1991 52-53.

  67. “Antiochus I, Esagil, and A Celebration of the Ritual for Renovation of Temples,” Revue d'assyriologie 85 (1991) 75-77.

  68. “Further Notes on Birmingham Cuneiform Tablets volume I,” with P. Watson, Acta Sumerologica 13 (1991) 409-417.

  69. “Two Notes on Etana's Flight to Heaven,” Orientalia 59 (1990) 511-517.

  70. “The Isles of The Nations: Genesis 10: 5 and Babylonian Geography,” in J.A. Emerton ed., Studies in The Pentateuch (= Supplements to Vetus Testamentum XLI) (1990) 35-43.

  71. “More Writings for Ursa Major with Determinative gis,” N.A.B.U. 1990 2-3.

  72. “Two Mul-Apin Fragments,” Archiv für Orientforschung 36/37 (1989/90) 116-117.

  73. “A Middle-Assyrian Exemplar of Urra,” Archiv für Orientforschung 35 (1989) 161-178.

  74. “An Akkadian Name for Ursa-Minor: mar.gíd.da.an.na = eriqqi samãmi,” Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 79 (1989) 242-245.

  75. “The Babylonian Map of the World,” Iraq 47 (1988) 147-165.

  76. “A Sumerian Incantation for The Lavatory and Neo-Assyrian Eschatology,” Avidgor Hurowitz Memorial Volume, in press.

  77. “All About Rainbow” ***??

  78. “Urra = hubullu XXII: The Standard Recension,” with Y. Bloch, Journal of Cuneiform Studies, in press.

Electronic Publications

  1. “The Shofar and The Ancient Near East,” Bible Lands E-Review 2012/3 (now available on The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem web-site).

  2. “Old Babylonian Period Tablets at Hazor: The Earliest Writings of The Cuneiform Southwest,” Proceedings of The Origins of Early Writing Systems Conference, Peking University, Beijing, October 5 to October 7 2007 [www.http.caeno.org/origins/papers].

  3. “A Tribute to Joan Westenholz, Joan Goodnik Westenholz and The Great Wall,” Bible Lands E-Review 2013 , in press.

  4. “Online edition of Ura 22 http://oracc.org/Q000097, with Y. Bloch.

  5. “Cuneiform in Australian and New Zealand: A First Glimpse, with L. Siddall, in press, Buried History 49 (2013) 53-56.

  6. “A Mysterious Circular Tablets with Numbers,” with J.M. Steele, Festchrift, in press.

Articles in Chinese

  1. “Cuneiform Singlists (zídiàn), Wordlists (cídiàn), and Mesopotamian Wisdom,” in Yuanchang Wenhua Yanjiu Luncong 3 (2007) [= Jianmin Zhao ed., Philarchisophia and Classics], 582-598.

  2. “Animate, Inanimate, and Primary Elements in Mesopotamia Creation Accounts,” in Yuanchang Wenhua Yanjiu Luncong 2 (2005) [= Yang Shi ed., Philarchisophia: The Wisdom of Ancient Greece, Beijing], 303-322.

Review Articles

  1. Review of H. Hunger, Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia, vol. V: Lunar and Planetary Texts, in Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 94 (2004) 143-146.

  2. 96. Review of H. Hunger, Astronomical Diaries and Related Texts from Babylonia, vol. V: Lunar and Planetary Texts, in Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 100 (2010) 284-285.

Recent Invited Lectures Given

Babylonian Astronomy under Arctic Skies, The University of Alaska, Fairbanks, 7/2/2013

What’s New with Cuneiform in Canaan, Brown University, Providence RI, 28/1/2013

The Hazor Archives: An Overview, The 15 th Conference for New Research in The Galilee, Tel Hai, 28/3/2013

Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography, Revisted, 5 Part Lecture Series, The University of California Berkeley, 3/2012.

Big Universe, Little Universe, Approaching Infinity in Ancient Mesopotamia, The University of Chicago, 3/2012; The Weissman Institute, 12/2011

Stars and Constellations from Before the Bible: Tradition, Myth, and Legend, Aurora Research Institute, Inuvik, 2/2012; Yukon College, Whitehorse, 2/2012.

All About Rainbows, Yale University, 9/2011

The Mesopotamian Uranology Text Group, Brown University, 9/2011

New Cuneiform Finds in The Land of Israel, The Bible Lands Museum, Jerusalem, 1/2011

The Hazor Law Tablet as an Archaeological Artifact, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 12/2010

The Archaic Uruk Tablets (series), North East Normal University, Changchun, China, Beijing University, China, 12/2010

The Early Jewish Community of Babylonia, Kaifeng University, Kaifeng, China, 12/2010