Volume 124 / Number 2 / April —June 2004

ISSN 0003-0279

 


Articles

David W. Pankenier, A Brief History of Beiji (Northern Culmen), With an Excursus on the Origin of the Character di . . . . . . 211
Robert Woodhouse, The Greek Prototypes of the City Names Sidon and Tyre: Evidence for Phonemically Distinct Initials in Proto-Semitic or for the History of Hebrew Vocalism? . . . . . .237
Hezy Mutzafi, Features of the Verbal System in the Christian Neo-Aramaic Dialect of Koy Sanjaq and Their Areal Parallels . . . . . .249
Kurtis R. Schaeffer, A Letter to the Editors of the Buddhist Canon in Fourteenth-Century Tibet: The Yig mkhan rnams la gdams pa of Bu ston Rin chen grub . . . . . .265

Review Articles

J. A. Brinkman, Administration and Society in Kassite Babylonia . . . . . .283
M. P. Maidman, The British Museum Nuzi Tablets . . . . . .305

Brief Communications


Anne Marie Kitz, An Oath, Its Curse and Anointing Ritual . . . . . . 315
Jeanny Vorys Canby, More on the “Ur-Nammu” Stela . . . . . . 323
Christopher Minkowski, On Suryadasa and the Invention of Bidirectional Poetry (vilomakavya) . . . . . . 325
Shayne Clarke, Right Section, Wrong Collection: An Identification of a Canonical Vinaya Text in the Tibetan bsTan 'gyur-Bya ba'i phung po zhes bya ba (Kriyaskanda-nama) . . . . . . 335

Reviews of Books . . . . . . 341

Brief Reviews . . . . . . 401