Semitica is a well-known series of “cahiers” published by the Semitic Studies Institute of the Collège de France.
N°54, edited by my friend and colleague Michael Langlois, has just been published:
Monde sémitique et Bible hébraïque, ed. M. Langlois, directed by T. Römer (Semitica 54; Paris: Maisonneuve, 2012).
This 250 pages volume comprises 2 parts:
(1) New documents (previously unpublished inscriptions).
(2) Epigraphical, philological and historical studies.
There are articles by J.-M. Durand, M. Guichard, A. Lemaire, Michael Langlois, M.-J. Roche, F. Bron, R. Achenbach, J. Hützli, T. Römer, H.-P. Mathys, C. Nihan, I. Koch, T. Elgvin, D. Hamidovic, and myself.
You can visit the new Semitica website, with table of contents and other information, here.
My own contribution to this book is entitled “Notes épigraphiques sur l’ostracon N°3 de Tell el-Mazar” (p. 127-46).
You can download the PDF here.
Since the editio princeps of the ostracon 3 from Tell el-Mazar, virtually all
scholars have reproduced its readings without significant changes. On the basis of a detailed analysis of new photographs, this article offers no less than seven corrections and the decipherment of several letters previously unnoticed. As a result, the translation of this message is considerably altered; in particular, line 3 seems to allude to a textile handicraft. Moreover, we have a new attestation of the relative pronoun which confirms that the language of this ostracon is Ammonite.