Maarav volume 18: “Law and Diplomacy in the Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World: The Raymond Westbrook Memorial Volume,” Guest edited by Anselm C. Hagedorn.

We are pleased to announce that Maarav volume 18 (a double issue) has
just appeared.  It is entitled “Law and Diplomacy in the Ancient Near
East and the Mediterranean World: The Raymond Westbrook Memorial
Volume,” Guest edited by Anselm C. Hagedorn.

F. Rachel Magdalene, “Legal Science Then and Now: Theory and Method in
the Work of Raymond Westbrook”

Sophie Démare-Lafont, “From the Banks of the Seine to the Bay of
Chesapeake: Crossglances on Ancient Near Eastern Law.”

Anselm C. Hagedorn, “How Far Does a Legal Koine Extend? Remarks on
Raymond Westbrook’s ‘Common Law’ in the Mediterranean”

Ronan Head, “Amarna Messengers and the Politics of Feasting”

Victor Avigdor Hurowitz, “What Was Codex Hammurabi, and What Did It Become?”

Bruce Wells, “First Wives Club: Divorce, Demotion, and the Fate of
Leah in Genesis 29”

Bernard  M. Levinson, “The Case for Revision and Interpolation within
the Biblical Legal Corpora”

Deborah Lyons, “Westbrook Among the Classicists: An Unending Conversation”

John W. Welch and Clifford B. Parkinson, “Adding Evidence of Ancient
Near Eastern Influence on the Roman Twelve Tables”