The Society of Biblical Literature (SBL) is offering a free book published in its Ancient Near East Monograph Series. Below is a description of the Ancient Near East Monograph Series published by the SBL:
The focus of this ambitious series is on the ancient Near East, including ancient Israel and its literature, from the early Neolithic to the early Hellenistic eras. Studies that are heavily philological or archaeological are both suited to this series, and can take full advantage of the hypertext capabilities of “born digital” publication. Multiple author and edited volumes as well as monographs are accepted. Proposals and manuscripts may be submitted in either English or Spanish. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two scholars in the area before acceptance. Published volumes will be held to the high scholarly standards of the SBL and the Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente. The partnership between the SBL and the Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente was initiated under the auspices of SBL’s International Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and represents the type of international scholarly exchange that is the goal of ICI.
The free book was written by renowned Israeli archaeologist Israel Finkelstein.
Israel Finkelstein, The Forgotten Kingdom: The Archaeology and History of Northern Israel. Atlanta: The Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.
To download a PDF copy of The Forgotten Kingdom, click here.
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