Prof. Wayne Horowitz

The Institute of Archaeology
Hebrew University
Mount Scopus, Jerusalem

E-mail: whorowitz@mscc.huji.ac.il

Phone: #972-2-5881181

 Education
Ph.D.         –     University of Birmingham, Birmingham England, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology; 1986.

B.A.           –     Brandeis University, Waltham Massachusetts,  Department of Classical and Oriental Studies: Graduated with Highest Honors in Classical and Oriental Studies, Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa; 1979.

  Publications

 Books

 Writing Science before the Greeks: An Analysis of the Babylonian Astronomical Treatise Mul-Apin, with Rita Watson, Brill, Leiden, 2011.

 Cuneiform in Canaan, Cuneiform Sources from The Land of Israel in Ancient Times, with Takayoshi Oshima and Seth Sanders, The Israel Exploration Society and The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 2006.

 Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography, Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake Indiana, 1998.

 The Three Stars Each:  The Astrolabes and Related Texts, ( Archiv für Orientforschung Beiheft 33),   in press.

 Contributions to Books

P. Watson,  A Catalogue of Cuneiform Tablets in The Birmingham City Museum, Volume II, Aris & Phillips Ltd., Warminster, 1993.  (Cuneiform Copies)

P. Watson,  A Catalogue of Cuneiform Tablets in The Birmingham City Museum, Volume I, Aris & Phillips Ltd., Warminster, 1986.  (Cuneiform Copies)

 Books Edited

Ben Dov Y., W. Horowitz and J. Steele eds., Living the Lunar Calendar (Calendars and Years III), Oxbow Publishers, Oxford, 2012.

Horowitz W., U. Gabbay, and F. Vukosavović eds,  A Woman of Valor: Jerusalem Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Joan Goodnick Westenholz (= BPOA 8), CSIS, Madrid, 2010.

Bauks. M, W. Horowitz, and A. Lange eds.,  Between Text and Text, International Symposium on Intertextuality in Ancient Near Eastern, Ancient Mediterranean, and Early Medieval Literatures ( Journal of Ancient Judaism, Supplements),  Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, Gottinhiem.  in press

 Recent Articles

“The Shofar and The Ancient Near East,”  Bible Lands E-Review 2012/S3.

“Vat 17081: A Forerunner to the Menology of Astrolabe B,” in S. Donmet ed.,  Studies Presented in Honour of Veysel Donbaz DUB.SAR E.DUB.BA.A Veysel Donbaz’a Sunulan Yazilar, Ege Yayinlari, Istanbul, 2010: 183-188.

“Hazor 16, Another Administrative Docket from Hazor,” with Takayoshi Oshima,  Israel Exploration Journal 60 (2010) 129-132.

“Hazor 17: Another Clay Liver Model,” with Takayoshi Oshima and Abraham Winitzer,  Israel Exploration Journal 60 (2010) 133-145.

“Towards Tones in Sumerian,” in Nancy Nam Hoon Tan and Ying Zhang (eds),  Crossing Textual Boundaries: A Festschrift  for Professor Archie Chi Chung Lee in Honor for his Sixtieth Birthday; The Divinity School of Chung Chi College, Hong Kong, 2010: 246-260.

“Animate, Inanimate, and Primary Elements in Mesopotamia Creation Accounts: Revisited,” in P. Gemeinhardt and A. Zgoll eds., Weltkonstruktionen, Religiöse Weltdeutung zwischen  Chaos und Kosmos von Alten Orient bis zum Islam, (=  Orientalische Religionen in der Antike 5), Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen, 2010: 29-45.

“Stars, Cows, Semicircles and Domes:  Astronomical Creation Myths and the Mathematical Universe,” in W. Horowitz, U. Gabbay, and F. Vukosavović eds.,  A Woman of Valor: Jerusalem Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Joan Goodnik Westenholz, 2010: 263-285.

“A Cuneiform Tablet from the Ophel in Jerusalem,” with E. Mazar, T. Oshima, and Y. Goren,  Israel Exploration Journal 60, 2010: 4-21.

“They Multiplied the SAG by the UŠ in The Sky,” in J. Stackert, B. N. Porter, D. P. Wright

eds.   Gazing on the Deep: Ancient Near Eastern and Other Studies in Honor of Tzvi Abusch,  CDL Press, Bethesda (2010): 51-61.

“Hazor: A Cuneiform City in Canaan, A Retrospective and Look Forward,” with Takayoshi Oshima, in P. Matthiae, F. Pinnock et al. eds.,  Proceedings of the 6 th  International Congress on the Archaeology of the Ancient Near East, May, 5th-10th, “Sapienza” – Università di Roma, Volume   3, Islamic Session, Poster Session, The Ceremonial Precint of Canaanite Hazor (2010): 483-490.

“Babylonian Wisdom Literature and The Marduk Cycle: Preliminary Thoughts,”  The Journal of The History of Ancient Civilizations 24 (2009) 39-51.

“Return to CBS 1766,” with S. Shnider,  N.A.B.U. (2009) 62.

“The Ship of The Desert, The Donkey of the Sea: The Camel in Early Mesopotamia Revisited,”  in C. Cohen et al. eds.,  Barked Shalom, Studies in the Bible, Ancient Near Eastern Literature, and Postbiblical Judaism Presented to Shalom M. Paul on the Occasion of His Seventieth Birthday; Eisenbrauns, Winona Lake, (2008) 597-611.

“New Light on an Old Find from Hazor,” with Takayoshi Oshima, in M. Cogan and D. Kahn eds.,  Treasures on Camels’ Humps,’ Historical and Literary Studies from the Ancient Near East Presented to Israel Eph c al, The Hebrew University Magnes Press, Jerusalem (2008) 99-103.

“The Astrolabes: Astronomy, Theology, and Chronology,” in J. Steele ed.,  Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East, Oxbow Books, Oxford (2007) 101-113. 

“Cuneiform Signalises ( zídiàn), Wordlists ( cídiàn), and Mesopotamian Wisdom,” in Yuanchang Wenhua Yanjiu Luncong 3 (2007) [= Jianmin Zhao ed., Philarchisophia and Classics], 582-598. [in Chinese]

“Animate, Inanimate, and Primary Elements in Mesopotamia Creation Accounts,” in Yuanchang Wenhua Yanjiu Luncong 2 (2005) [= Yang Shi ed., Philarchisophia: The Wisdom of Ancient Greece, Beijing], 303-322. [in Chinese]

“In Support of Joachim Oelsner’s Identification of LBAT 1500,”  N.A.B.U. (2007) 1.

“BCM.A 1845-1982.2,” with J.P. Britton and J.M. Steele,  in M. Köhback  et al. eds.,  Festschrift für Hermann Hunger zum 65. Geburstag gewidmet von seinen Freunden, Kollegen und  Schülern,=  Weiner Zeitschrift Für Die Kunde Des Morgenlandes 97 (2007) 43-54.

“Hazor 15: A Letter Fragment from Hazor,” with T. Oshima,  Israel Exploration Journal 57 (2007) 34-40.

“Cuneiform in Canaan: History, Historiography, and Methodology,”  The Journal of The History of Ancient Civilizations 21 (2006) 29-40.

“CBS 1766: An Late Babylonian Tablet with Concentric Circles from The University Museum,” Journal of The Ancient Near Eastern Society 30 (2006) 37-53.

“The Taanach Cuneiform Tablets, A Retrospective,” with T. Oshima, in S. Kreuzer ed.,  Taanach/Tell Ta cannek , 100 Jahre Forschungen zur Archäologie, zur Geschichte, zu den Fundobjekten und zu den Keilschriftexten [= Wiener Altestamentliche Studien 5] (2006), 77-84.

“Die Keilschriftexte von Taanach/Tell Ta cannek,” with T. Oshima and S. Kreuzer, in  in S. Kreuzer ed.,  Taanach/Tell Ta cannek , 100 Jahre Forschungen zur Archäologie, zur Geschichte, zu den Fundobjekten und zu den Keilschriftexten [= Wiener Altestamentliche Studien 5] (2006) 85-99.

“The Babylonian Lunar Three in Calendrical Scrolls from Qumran,” with J. Ben-Dov,  Zeitschrift fur Assyriologie 95 (2005) 104-120.

“Some Thoughts on Sumerian Star-Names and Sumerian Astronomy” in Y. Sefati et al. eds.,  An Experienced Scribe Who Neglects Northing, Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Jacob Klein, CDL Press, Bethesda (2005)163-178.

“Cuneiform Tablets from Canaan in The Arkeologji Müzesi,” with T. Oshima,  Colloquium Anatolicum III (2004) 31-39.

 Professional Experience

Hebrew University: Professor of Assyriology, Senior Lecturer, Lecturer, The Institute of Archaeology, 1986-Present.

The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Department of Religion, Visiting Professor, Winter 2008.

Northeast Normal University, Chanchun, Jilin Province, Institute for The History of Ancient Civilizations, Visiting Professor, 2006-2007.

Editor:  Bible Lands E-Review

Associate Editor,  Journal of The Ancient Near Eastern Society.

Associate Editor,  The Journal of Ancient Civilizations.

Editorial Board Member:  Review of Biblical Literature, Society of     Biblical Literature.

Member: Academic Advisory Committee: The Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem.

 Fellowships and Scholarship

The Townsend Fellowship, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

University of California at Berkeley, February-March, 2012.

Halbert Centre Faculty Research Exchange Program, The Halbert Center for Canadian Studies, The Hebrew University (The Aurora Research Institute, Inuvik, NWT), February 2012.

Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund, Academic Exchange Program, The University of Sydney, 2011-2012.

American Philosophical Society, Ben Franklin Basic Research Grant: Mesopotamian Uranology Texts, 2011.

Israel Academy of Sciences, Basic Research Grant:  From The Babylonian Edubba to the Jewish Bet Midrash: Studies in Transmission from Babylon to Babylonian Talmud, 2011-13.

Israel Academy of Sciences, Basic Research Grant: Lists, Commentaries, and Mysticism: Inside the Cuneiform Learned Traditions of Babylon, 2008-2011.

Israeli Academy of Sciences, Basic Research Grant: Cuneiform in Canaan, 1997-1999.

Research Fellow: The Center for Advanced Jewish Studies, The University of Pennsylvania, 1998.

American Philosophical Society, Travel to Collections Grant, 1997.

Golda Meir Fellowship, Golda Meir Lecturer, 1995-1996.

Israeli Academy of Sciences, Basic Research Grant, 1991-1994 (Astrolabes and Related Texts).

American Philosophical Society, Travel to Collections Grant, 1992.

Lady Davis Fellow, Hebrew University, 1989-1990.

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