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  1.  9
    Review of Yahweh among the Gods: The Divine in Genesis, Exodus, and the Ancient Near East. [REVIEW]Susan Ackermann - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):224-226.
    Yahweh among the Gods: The Divine in Genesis, Exodus, and the Ancient Near East. By Michael Hundley. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022. Pp. xiv + 406. $99.
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    Review of Design and Destruction: The Palace of Assurbanipal at Nineveh. [REVIEW]Pauline Albenda - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):229-230.
    Design and Destruction: The Palace of Assurbanipal at Nineveh. By Julian Edgeworth Reade. Archiv für Orientforschung, vol. 34. Vienna: Selbstverlag des Instituts für Orientalistik der Universität Wien, 2022. Pp. v + 112, illus. €44 (paper).
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    Position Versus Class.Alberto Anrò - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):41-61.
    Positional notation and related numerical manipulation techniques of Indian origin were introduced to Europe during the twelfth century through Arabic mediation and vividly described by Fibonacci as modus Indorum, the method of the Indians. This article aims to juxtapose Sanskrit and Latin texts to highlight the connections and differences between matrix and reflection in a complex cultural process of diffusion and assimilation. With reference to positional notation, this contribution examines a conceptual distinction between the graphical notion of position and a (...)
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    How Changes in Textual Culture Shaped Tang Dynasty Discussions of Ethnocultural Identity and Difference.Lucas Rambo Bender - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):83-105.
    The Tang has often been considered the historical high point of Chinese “cosmopolitanism.” Recent scholarship, however, has been divided on the questions of just how tolerant the era actually was of ethnocultural difference and of whether it represented a turning point in Chinese history toward increasing xenophobia or, on the contrary, toward a less exclusive conception of Chinese identity. This essay suggests that surviving evidence is susceptible to contradictory interpretations on account of its preservation in textual genres characterized by complex (...)
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    Review of A Manichaean Prayer and Confession Book. [REVIEW]Adam Benkato - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):183-185.
    A Manichaean Prayer and Confession Book. Edited and translated by Nicholas Sims-Williams, with introduction by John Sheldon and codicology by Zsuzsanna Gulácsi. Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum, Series Iranica, vol. 1. Turnhout: Brepols, 2022. Pp. xxvi + 195. €100.
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    Review of Literary Information in China: A History. [REVIEW]Marie Bizais-Lillig - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):199-202.
    Literary Information in China: A History. Edited by Jack W. Chen, Anatoly Detwyler, Christopher M. B. Nugent, Xiao Liu, and Bruce Rusk. New York: Columbia University Press, 2021. Pp. xxxii + 638. $90.
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    Review of The Body in Arabic Love Poetry: The ʿUdhri Tradition. [REVIEW]Kevin Blankinship - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):167-169.
    The Body in Arabic Love Poetry: The ʿUdhri Tradition. By Jokha Alharthi. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2021. Pp. xviii + 270. $29.95 (paper).
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    Review of Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry. [REVIEW]Cameron Cross - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):169-172.
    Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry. By Domenico Ingenito. Leiden: Brill, 2021. Pp. xx + 697, illus. $132, €110 (cloth).
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    Review of Signs – Sounds – Semantics: Nature and Transformation of Writing Systems in the Ancient Near East. [REVIEW]Peter T. Daniels - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):219-224.
    Signs – Sounds – Semantics: Nature and Transformation of Writing Systems in the Ancient Near East. Edited by Gösta Gabriel, Karenleigh Overmann, and Annick Payne. Wiener Offene Orientalistik, vol. 13. Münster: Ugarit-Verlag, 2021. Pp. vi + 230, illus. €97.
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    Review of A Reference Grammar of Old Nubian. [REVIEW]Alex de Voogt - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):207-208.
    A Reference Grammar of Old Nubian. By Vincent W. J. van Gerven Oei. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta, vol. 299. Leuven: Peeters Publishers, 2021. Pp. xxxii + 449. €138.
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    Review of The Jews in Medieval Egypt. [REVIEW]Arnold E. Franklin - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):176-179.
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    Front Matter. Editors - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1).
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    Review of Childhood in Ancient Egypt. [REVIEW]Kristine Henriksen Garroway - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):214-216.
    Childhood in Ancient Egypt. By Amandine Marshall. Translated by Colin Clement. Cairo: The American University in Cairo Press, 2022. Pp. xxxi + 266, illus. $70.
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    Review of Animal Sacrifice and the Origins of Islam. [REVIEW]Mohsen Goudarzi - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):173-176.
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    How to Make a Zaydi Iman.Najam Haider - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):1-22.
    This article examines the Zaydi doctrine of the imamate through an analysis of historical depictions of the 169/786 revolt of Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī at Fakhkh by three different authors: Aḥmad b. Sahl al-Rāzī (d. late third/ninth century), al-Nāṭiq Yaḥyā b. al-Ḥusayn (d. 424/1033), and ʿAlī b. Bilāl al-Āmulī (d. fifth/eleventh century). The classical model of the Zaydi imamate holds that a descendant of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib (through either Ḥasan or Ḥusayn) with the proper qualities becomes Imam by summoning supporters (...)
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    Review of The Sufi Saint of Jam: History, Religion, and Politics of a Sunni Shrine in Shiʿi Iran. [REVIEW]Najam Haider - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):228-229.
    The Sufi Saint of Jam: History, Religion, and Politics of a Sunni Shrine in Shiʿi Iran. By Shivan MahendraraJah. Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Pp. xx + 270, illus. $99.99 (cloth); $80 (ebook).
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    Possibilities at the Formative Stage of the Vernacular Chinese Novel.Huan Jin - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):107-126.
    This study centers on a valuable specimen of the early vernacular Chinese novel, San Sui pingyao zhuan, to explore dynamic possibilities at the formative stage of the Chinese novel. Close inspection of the physical aspects of the extant edition of the work suggests it is a reprint bearing traces of multiple earlier editions. The analysis of the obscure chuanqi play Si xi ji shows that the story tradition of “Three Sui quelling the rebels” already existed in the mid-sixteenth century. San (...)
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    Review of A Bibliography of Islamic Criminal Law. [REVIEW]Dominik Krell - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):228-229.
    A Bibliography of Islamic Criminal Law. By Olaf Köndgen. Handbuch der Orientalistik I, vol. 161. Leiden: Brill, 2022. Pp. xxii + 445. $272, €241,82 (cloth and ebook).
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    Replying to Pharaoh’s Order.Jacob Lauinger - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):127-161.
    It is a curious fact that the reverse surface of many of the so-called Amarna letters sent by Levantine rulers to the Egyptian pharaoh are completely blank or only partially inscribed. In this article, I establish the absolute and relative frequency of the phenomenon within this subcorpus of the Amarna letters. Next, I connect it to a particular type of letter sent by the Levantine rulers that I designate a “replies-to- an-order” letter and offer a suggestion as to why the (...)
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    Most Orthodox Empire?Moritz Maurer - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):63-82.
    This article explores a specific case of premodern social thought, the Middle Persian Zoroastrian system of estates, MP pēšagān, sg. pēšag, which originated in Sasanian Iran, and its link to the social position of priests in the empire. It is argued that Zoroastrian religious experts tried to impose a totalizing system of social organization and heuristic possibility in a situation characterized by competition for resources in a tributary society. Against a widely held belief, it will be shown that this system (...)
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    Review of Elephantine Revisited: New Insights in the Judean Community and Its Neighbors. [REVIEW]Christine Mitchell - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):212-214.
    Elephantine Revisited: New Insights in the Judean Community and Its Neighbors. Edited by Margaretha Folmer. University Park, PA: Eisenbrauns, 2022. Pp. xix + 187, illus. $149.95.
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    Ancient and Medieval North Pole Stars.S. Mohammad Mozaffari - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):23-40.
    In this article, the identification in different civilizations and eras of some cir-umpolar stars as the north pole star are reviewed, the main principles behind and crucial considerations in the past for forming the criteria for north pole star identification are scrutinized, and some profound differences in ancient and medieval views of it are discussed. The point of departure is the identification of the north polar star in Euclid’s Phaenomena as the star HR 4646, and its identification in the Pahlavi (...)
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    Review of Making a Case: The Practical Roots of Biblical Law. [REVIEW]Eckart Otto - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):209-212.
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    Review of Ancient Weapons of Oman, vol. 1: Edged Weapons. [REVIEW]Bruno Overlaet - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):216-219.
    Ancient Weapons of Oman, vol. 1: Edged Weapons. By Vincenzo Clarizia. The Archaeological Heritage of Oman, vol. 8. Oxford: Archaeopress, 2022. ₤45 (paper).
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    Review of The Threshold: The Rhetoric of Historiography in Early Medieval China. [REVIEW]Scott Pearce - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):185-190.
    The Threshold: The Rhetoric of Historiography in Early Medieval China. By Zeb Raft. Harvard-Yenching Institute Monograph Series, vol. 136. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center, 2023. Pp. viii + 268 + 4 unnumbered. $50.
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    Review of Jñānapraśaṃsā: In Praise of Knowledge. Essays in Honour of E. G. Kahrs. [REVIEW]Richard Salomon - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):179-183.
    Jñānapraśaṃsā: In Praise of Knowledge. Essays in Honour of E. G. Kahrs. Edited by Alastair Gornall. Studia Indologica Universitatis Halensis, vol. 22. Halle an der Saale: Universitäts-Verlag Halle-Wittenberg, 2022. Pp. 375. €118.
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    Review of Mesopomatian Eye Disease Texts: The Nineveh Treatise. [REVIEW]JoAnn Scurlock - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):202-206.
    Mesopomatian Eye Disease Texts: The Nineveh Treatise. By Markham J. Geller and Strahil V. Panayotov. Die Babylonisch-Assyrische Medizin in Texten und Untersuchungen, vol. 10. Berlin: de Gruyter, 2020. Pp. xii + 454, illus. $181.99.
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    Review of Dialect and Nationalism in China, 1860–1960. [REVIEW]Richard VanNess Simmons - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):193-196.
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    Another Akkadianism in Ezekiel (and Daniel).Benjamin D. Suchard - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):163-165.
    Ezekiel 9 and 10 feature a supernatural figure described as a man “clothed in linen" (ּלָבֻשׁ בַּדִּים)” (Ezek. 9:2). This article identifies this and related expressions (including those in Daniel) as calques of Akkadian labiš kitê, used to describe certain classes of priests or perhaps as a term for a class of priests itself.
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    Review of Temples in the Cliffside: Buddhist Art in Sichuan. [REVIEW]Joy Lidu Yi - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):190-192.
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    Review of The Making of a New Rural Order in South China, vol. 2: Merchants, Markets, and Lineages, 1500– 1700. [REVIEW]Harriet Zurndorfer - 2024 - Journal of the American Oriental Society 144 (1):197-199.
    The Making of a New Rural Order in South China, vol. 2: Merchants, Markets, and Lineages, 1500– 1700. By Joseph P. McDermott. Cambridge: Cambridgr University Press, 2020. Pp. xii + 468. $139 (cloth); $45 (paper).
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