Volume 119 / Number 1 / January-March 1999

ISSN 0003-0279




JANE M. GEANEY,  A Critique of A. C. Graham's Reconstruction of the "Neo-Mohist Canons"    1
DAVID PRAGER BRANNER,  The Linguistic Ideas of Edward Harper Parker    12

STEVE WEITZMAN,   Why Did the Qumran Community Write in Hebrew?     35

PATRICK OLIVELLE,   Young Svetaketu: A Literary Study of an Upanisadic Story    46

Review Articles

EDWIN G. PULLEYBLANK,   The Roman Empire as Known to Han China     71
JOAN GOODNICK WESTENHOLZ,   In the Shadow of the Muses: A View of Akkadian Literature     80

GEORGE CARDONA,   Approaching the Vakyapadiya     88

Reviews of Books      127
Books Received    205

Reviews of Books

MANN:   Precious Records: Women in China's Long Eighteenth Century (Yerma Wu) 127
HUDSON and LEVINE, eds.:  Privatization in the Ancient Near East and Classical World (Daniel C. Snell) 129
CLINE:  Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: International Trade and the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Guy Bunnens) 130
EP'HAL:  Siege and Its Ancient Near Eastern Manifestations (Philippe Abrahami) 131
LIVERANI, ed.:  Neo-Assyrian Geography (Jana Pecírková) 134
MANDER and DURAND:  Mitología y religíon del Oriente Antiguo, vol. 2, pt. 1: Semitas occidentales (Ebla, Mari) (Jorge Silva Castillo) 135
SIVAN:  A Grammar of the Ugaritic Language , tr. Rainey (Stanislav Segert) .137
DEL OLMO LETE:  Diccionario de la Lengua Ugarttica , vol. I (Simon B. Parker) 138
PAGE:  The Myth of Cosmic Rebellion: A Study of its Reflexes in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature (G. del Olmo Lete) 138
REINER:  Astral Magic in Babylonia (W. G. Lambert) 139
CANCIK-KIRSCHBAUM:  Die mittelassyrischen Briefe aus Tall Seh Hamad (Mario Liverani) 140
BOEHMER, et al.:  Uruk: Die Gräber (Sally Dunham) 141
SHIFRA and KLEIN:  In Those Distant Days: Anthology of Mesopotamian Literature in Hebrew (Dina Katz) 142
HILLERS and CUSSINI:  Palmyrene Aramaic Texts (Françoise Briquel-Chatonnet) 143
BODINE, ed.:  Discourse Analysis of Biblical Literature: What It Is and What It Offers (David Vanderhooft) 144
HUROWITZ:  Divine Service and Its Rewards: Ideology and Poetics in the Hinke Kudurru (David Vanderhooft) 145
HAYWARD:  The Jewish Temple: A Non-Biblical Sourcebook (Marvin A. Sweeney) 147
SWARTZ:  Scholastic Magic: Ritual and Revelation in Early Jewish Mysticism (David J. Halperin) 148
NIEMANN:  Herrschaft, Königtum, and Staat: Skizzen zur sociokulturellen Entwicklung im monarchischen Israel (Baruch Halpern) 149
BOMBECK:  Das althebräische Verbalsystem aus aramäischer Sicht (Edward Lipiniski) 151
CLINES, ed.:  The Dictionary of Classical Hebrew , vol. 3: z-t (Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.) 152
MURAOKA:  Studies in Ancient Hebrew Semantics (Gary Long) 153
BAUMGARTEN:  Qumran Cave 4, XIII: The Damascus Document (4Q266-73) (Moshe J. Bernstein) 154
CAMPBELL: The Use of Scripture in the Damascus Document 1-8, 19-20 (Emanuel Tov) 156
MUELLER:  The Five Fragments of the Apocryphon of Ezekiel (Moshe Greenberg) 157
GALIL:  The Chronology of the Kings of Israel and Judah (J. Maxwell Miller) 157
REEVES:  Heralds of that Good Realm: Syro-Mesopotamian Gnosis and Jewish Traditions (James C. VanderKam) 159.
FIEY:  Pour un Oriens Christianus Novus: Répertoire des diocèses syriaques orientaux et occidentaux (Amir Harrak) 160
ERLICH:  The Philistines in Transition: A History from ca. 1000-730 B.C.E. (Nadav Na'aman) 161
REEVES and WILKINSON:  The Complete Valley of the Kings (Ronald J. Leprohon) 162
MATHIEU:  La Poésie amoureuse de l'Egypte ancienne (Lana Troy) 163
MEYBOOM:  The Nile Mosaic of Palestrina: Early Evidence of Egyptian Religion in Italy (Richard Jasnow) 165
EDEL:  Der Vertrag zwischen Ramses II. von Ägypten und Hattusili III. von Hatti (Anthony Spalinger) 166
KAHL, et al.:  Die Inschriften der 3. Dynastie: Eine Bestands aufnahme (Stephan Johannes Seidlmayer) 167
LOPRIENO, ed.:  Ancient Egyptian Literature: History and Forms (Ludwig D. Morenz) 168
HOULIHAN:  The Animal World of the Pharaohs (Gay Robins) 170
lKRAM:  Meat Production in Ancient Egypt (Gay Robins) 170
GROLIER, et al.:  Environmental Research in Support of Archaeological Investigations in the Yemen Arab Republic, 1985-1987 (D. T Potts) 171
KRASSER:  Dharmottaras kurze Untersuchung der Gültigkeit einer Erkenntnis (Masaaki Hattori) 172
PAGEL:  The Bodhisattvapitaka: Its Doctrines, Practices, and their Position in Mahayana Literature (Charles S. Prebish) 173
NIKLAS, tr.:  The Verses on the Precious Jewel Prosody Composed by Amitacakarar, with Commentary (David Shulman) 174
KRISHNA, ed.:  Arts and Crafts of Tamilnadu (Paula Richman) 175
LIPNER, ed.:  The Fruits of our Desiring: An Inquiry into the Ethics of the Bhagavadgita for Our Times (Eliot Deutsch) 176
HAWLEY and WULFF, eds.:  Devi: Goddesses of India (David L. Haberman) 177
HOUBEN:  The Pravargya Brahmana of the Taittiriya Aranyaka (Joel P Brereton) 179
WERBA:  Verba Indoarica (Edwin Gerow) 181
BALBIR, PINAULT and FEZAS, eds.:  Langue, style, et structure dans le monde indien: Centenaire de Louis Renou; BALBIR and PINAULT, eds.:  Louis Renou: Choix d'études indiennes, 2 vols. (Edwin Gerow) 182

Brief Reviews

VAN WYK:  Squatters in Moab (J. Andrew Dearman) 185
KASHER:  Targumic Toseftot to the Prophets (Bernard Grossfeld) 185
VAN SOLDT:  Solar Omens of Enuma Anu Enlil (Hermann Hunger) 186
POTTS:  Mesopotamian Civilization: The Material Foundations (Zainab Bahrani and Marc Van De Mieroop) 187
MIKASA, ed.:  Essays on Ancient Anatolia and its Surrounding Civilizations (Jak Yakar) 188
ROBINET:  Taoism: Growth of a Religion (Paul W. Kroll) 189
DE CRFSPIGNY, tr.:  To Establish Peace: Being the Chronicle of Later Han for the Years 189 to 220 A.D. as Recorded in Chapters 59 to 69 of the Zizhi tongjian of Sima Guang (Paul W. Kroll) 190
HINNELLS:  Zoroastrians in Britain (W. W. Malandra) 190
MORI and MORI:   The Devimahatmya Paintings Preserved at the National Archives, Kathmandu (Robert L. Brown) 191
SHAHID and CHAKRABARTY, eds.:  Subaltern Studies , vol. 9 (David Kopf) 192
MARTINEZ:  Semiosis in Indian Music (Lewis Rowell) 193
PARTHASARATHY, tr.:  The Cilappatikaram of Ilanko Atikal (Hank Heifetz) 193
WAYMAN:  Untying the Knots in Buddhism: Selected Essays (James P. McDermott) 194
PESALA, ed.:  The Debate of King Milinda: An Abridgment (James P McDermott) 195
HOLT:  Buddha in the Crown: Avalokitesvara in the Buddhist Traditions of Sri Lanka (James P. McDermott) 195
MASEFIELD, tr.:  The Udana Commentary of Dhammapala (James P McDermott) 196
LOPEZ, ed.:  Religions of India in Practice (Eleanor Zelliot) 197
LORENZEN:  Praises to a Formless God (Winand M. Callewaert) 197
BURTON:  Falconry in the Valley of the Indus , 3rd ed. (Ludo Rocher) 198
BASHAM, tr.:  The Little Clay Cart (Ludo Rocher) 199
BISWAS:  Indian Mind through the Ages: A Bibliography (Ludo Rocher) 199
SHIMIZU, ed.:  The Bhagavata-purana Miniature Paintings from the Bhandarkar Oriental Research Institute (Ludo Rocher) 199
EHLERS:  Indische Handschriften, pt. 12: Die Sammlung der Niedersächsischen Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen (Ludo Rocher) 200
MEHENDALE:  Reflections on the Mahabharata War (Ludo Rocher) 200
KEAR:  Reincarnation: A Selected Bibliography (Ludo Rocher) 201
JAMSPAL and WAYMAN, eds.:  Abhidhanavisvalocanam of Sridharasena (Edwin Gerow) 201
KARANTH:  Yaksagana , 2nd ed. (Edwin Gerow) 202

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