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Sennacherib at the Gates of Jerusalem: Story, History and Historiography (Culture and History of the Ancient Near East)

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Mordechai Cogan (Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania) is Professor Emeritus of Biblical History in the Department of Jewish History, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He has written widely on the relationship of Israel and Judah with the Mesopotamian empires during the first millennium b.c.e., and history-writing in the ancient Near East. Among his works are: Imperialism and Religion (1974); The Raging Torrent (2008); Bound for Exile (2013); and commentaries on 1 and 2 Kings (Anchor Bible) and Obadiah, Jonah and Nahum (Mikra le-Yisrael).

Peter Dubovský (Ph.D., Harvard University), published his dissertation in 2006 in the series Biblica et Orientalia under the title Hezekiah and the Assyrian Spies. Since 2008 he has been professor of Old Testament exegesis at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He is the author of twenty-nine scholarly articles and has edited commentaries on Genesis, the Gospel of Mark, and Minor Prophets in Slovak, as well as a volume on inspiration, Ogni Scrittura è ispirata: Nuove prospettive sull’ispirazione biblica (2013).

Mario Fales (Ph.D., University of Rome) is Full Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History at the University of Udine. His main scholarly interests concern the intellectual and political history of the Neo-Assyrian empire. He is on the editorial board of two international projects on Neo-Assyrian texts, the State Archives of Assyria (Helsinki) and Studien zu den Assur- Texten (Berlin), and co-directs several other journals. He is the editor of seven edited volumes, and the author of a dozen books (most recently, Guerre et paix en Assyrie: Religion et impérialisme [2010]) and over 150 articles. Fales has also co-directed several archaeological projects in Iraq, Syria, Turkey, and northern Italy.
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