The essays collected in History, Historiography and Interpretation explore diverse aspects of literary creativity in the Ancient Near East, including Ancient Israel, with special emphasis on historical writing. Cuneiform documents are analyzed in order to test historical consciousness in Ancient Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Israel, and biblical texts are illuminated through comparisons drawn from neighboring cultures.
The essays are particularly noteworthy for being the product of constant dialogue among leading scholars, noted specialists in their respective disciplines, who made up a research group at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem during 1978–1979.
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Hayyim Tadmor was a leading professor of Assyriology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Moshe Weinfeld is a professor emeritus of Bible at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.