An effort, led by Alan Lenzi, that consumed much of my time and that of others over the last many months is no
wt available as an open access (that means free) SBL publication. Alan did a herculean job of bring this all together.
The full reference is:
Here’s the List of Contributors with their contributions:
Rose B. and Joseph Cohen Professor of Assyriology and Ancient Near Eastern Religion, Department of Near Eastern and Judaic Studies, Brandeis University (Waltham, MA).
Nergal 2; Gods of the Night 1
JEFFREY L. COOLEY
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible, Theology Department, Boston College (Chestnut Hill, MA).
To the Gods of the Night; Ea, Shamash, and Asalluḫi 1
Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Boston College School of Theology and Ministry (Chestnut Hill, MA).
Assistant Professor, School of Theology, Colorado Christian University (Lakewood, CO).
Anu 1; Marduk 2
Instructor of Old Testament Interpretation, Southern Seminary (Louisville, KY).
An Ershaḫunga to Any God; Girra 2
Assistant Professor, Department of Religious and Classical Studies, University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA).
An Ikribu-Like Prayer to Shamash and Adad; A Letter-Prayer to Ninmug; A Royal Hymn to Ishtar; Ghosts of My Family 1; Ea 1a; Gula 1a; Marduk 4; Nabu 1; Sin 1; To Personal Deities; A Tamitu to Shamash and Adad; A NB Royal Prayer to Nabu; A Hymn to Marduk: Ludlul bēl nēmeqi I 1–40
Independent Scholar (Pomona, CA).
Nusku 12; Shamash 1; Shamash 25; Shamash 73
Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible in the Divinity School, University of Chicago (Chicago, IL).
ANNA ELISE ZERNECKE
Department for Old Testament and Biblical Archaeology, Faculty of Protestant Theology, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany).
Ishtar 2: “The Great Ishtar Prayer”; Ishtar 24
My only question (for now) is, can a book of 520 pages rightly be called a monogram?
Drop over to Awilum.com and see what Charles Halton has to say. I certainly second, Charles’ thanks to Alan. Alan gave me a chance to study and published my studies of texts that I might not have had opportunity to work on without his sometimes very direct and much needed help and support.
Update: July 2, 2011
I think the title of this book is actually Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns: An Introduction not Akkadian Prayers and Hymns: A Reader as on the cover and front pages. I think the front matter contains an error that should be repaired soon.
It now appears that the volume has been taken down from the SBL website. I suppose they are reworking the front matter.