Journal of Cuneiform Studies, Volume 65 (2013)
From the Editor, Piotr Michalowski
In 1947 Albrecht Goetze, in the company of Thorkild Jacobsen and Abraham Sachs founded the Journal of Cuneiform Studies “with the firm conviction that the progress of knowledge is primarily the reflection of numerous detailed studies,” aided by “a generous grant from the American Schools of Oriental Research on behalf of the Baghdad School.” Originally composed on a manual typewriter in the Yale Babylonian Collection (see photo below) and possibly retyped by a professional, the journal was edited by Goetze until his death on August 15, 1971. Erle Leichty took his place, working with a new editorial board consisting of Hans G. Güterbock and Jerrold S. Cooper, as well as Maria deJ. Ellis (added to the masthead in 1974). For almost two decades, Leichty, aided by the scholarly and technical skills of Ellis, worked hard to maintain the high intellectual standards set by his predecessor, but also faced unprecedented technical and organizational problems and on more than one occasion saved the Journal from extinction.[JCS 56, p. 2]
In 1991 the present editor was appointed, together with a new editorial committee consisting of Gary Beckman, Elisabeth Carter, Piotr Steinkeller, and Matthew W. Stolper; in 2012 Geoffrey Emberling took over Carter’s duties and Niek Veldhuis as well as Eckart Frahm came on board. Eventually Billie Jean Collins took on the duties of Managing Editor and it is fair to say that without her scholarly and technical expertise the Journal may not have survived.
In current custom, Assyriologists who reach the age of sixty-five usually receive an anniversary volume, and so this sixty-fifth volume serves as a tribute to all these wonderful scholars who have given of their time and expertise to assure the highest standards of the Journal. I am particularly indebted to those who have served with me since 1991. This volume honors Albrecht Goetze and Erle Leichty, the two great editors who produced the Journal of Cuneiform Studies for four and a half decades.
Table of Contents
[Linked to the version online at JSTOR]
- “Front Matter.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013). doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.fm.
- Foster, Benjamin R. “Journal of Cuneiform Studies, The Early Years.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 3–12. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0003.
- Civil, Miguel. “Remarks On AD-GI4 (A.K.A. ‘Archaic Word List C’ or ‘Tribute’).” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 13–67. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0013.
- Steinkeller, Piotr. “A Note on Lines 168–169 of Enki and Ninhursag.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 69–71. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0069.
- Boer, Rients de. “Marad in the Early Old Babylonian Period: Its Kings, Chronology, and Isin’s Influence.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 73–90. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0073.
- Justel, Josué J. “Jen 957 (Nuzi) Revisited.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 91–96. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0091.
- Brown, Brian. “The Structure and Decline of the Middle Assyrian State: The Role of Autonomous and Nonstate Actors.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 97–126. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0097.
- Dassow, Eva von. “Piecing Together the Song of Release.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 127–162. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0127.
- Lorenz, Jürgen. “Kontrastierung Und Variation: Zur Verwendung von Logogrammschreibungen Und Des Zeichens LI Besonders in Hethitischen Königsnamen.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 163–168. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0163.
- Veldhuis, Niek. “Purity and Access: A Catalog of Lexical Texts Dedicated to Nabû.” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 169–180. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0169.
- Schwemer, Daniel. “Prescriptions and Rituals for Happiness, Success, and Divine Favor: The Compilation A 522 (BAM 318).” Journal of Cuneiform Studies 65 (January 1, 2013): 181–200. doi:10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0181.
- Review(pp. 201-228) of: Early Dynastic and Early Sargonic Tablets from Adab in the Cornell University Collections by G. Visicato and A. Westenholz Review by: Ingo Schrakamp DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0201 Stable URL:
- Review (pp. 228-234) of: Education in Early 2nd Millennium BC Babylonia: The Sumerian Epistolary Miscellany by Alexandra Kleinerman Review by: Margaret Jaques DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0228 Stable URL:
- Review (pp. 234-238) of: The Ezida Temple of Borsippa: Priesthood, Cult, Archives by Caroline Waerzeggers Review by: Małgorzata Sandowicz DOI: 10.5615/jcunestud.65.2013.0234