Advisory Board

Trinity International University, Divinity School Professor of Old Testament Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History

K. Lawson Younger, Jr.

Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient Near Eastern History

Trinity International University, Divinity School

K. Lawson Younger, Jr. (Ph.D.) is Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages, and Ancient

Near Eastern History at Trinity International University, Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois. He

works in Assyriology and Aramaic epigraphy, as well as Hebrew Bible. Some of his publications

include: Ancient Conquest Accounts: A Study of Ancient Near Eastern and Biblical History

Writing (1990), The Context of Scripture. 3 Volumes (1997-2002); Mesopotamia and the Bible.

Comparative Explorations (2002); and Ugarit at Seventy-Five (2007). He is a trustee of the

American Schools of Oriental Research, as well as an active member of the American Oriental

Society, the International Association of Assyriology, and the Society of Biblical Literature.

Among his many scholarly papers, he has given lectures at the British Academy and the Institute

for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW) at New York University. He has recently been the

Seymour Gitin Distinguished Professor at the Albright Institute of Archaeological Research in

Jerusalem, Israel (2012-2013). He is presently working on a book on the Political History of the


Bibliography of Relevant Articles

The Political History of the Arameans: From Their Origins to the End of Their Polities. Atlanta:

Society of Biblical Literature (forthcoming).

2013a “Another Look at the Sû.hu Annals.” In Festschrift for Avigdor (Victor) Hurowitz. Edited by P. Machinist,

E. Greenstein, M. Gruber and S. Yona. Beersheva: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (forthcoming).

2013b “The Scripts of North Syria in the Early First Millennium: the Inscription of Yariri (KARKAMIŠ A15b)

Once Again.” In « Bible et Proche-Orient. » Volume d’hommages pour André Lemaire. Edited by

Jean-Marie Durand and Josette Elayi. Paris: Gabalda (forthcoming).

2013c “Aram-Damascus.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Archaeology. Edited by B. Alpert Nakhai.

Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press (forthcoming).

2013d James F. Osborne and K. Lawson Younger, Jr., “Chapter XX: Ostraca.” Tell Tayinat. Final Report. Edited

by Heather Snow. Chicago: Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago (in press).

2013e “Aram.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible. Edited by Michael D. Coogan. Oxford: Oxford

University Press (forthcoming).

2013f “The Arameans.” In World Around the Old Testament. Edited by Brent Strawn and B. T. Arnold. Grand

Rapids: Baker (forthcoming).

2013g “‘War and Peace’ in the Origins of the Arameans.” In The Proceedings of the 52th Rencontre

Assyriologique Internationale. Edited by H. Neumann, et al. SANTAG. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz (in


2012a “Another Look at an Aramaic Astral Bowl.” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 71.2: 209-230.

2012b “Aram, Aramaeans.” In The Wiley-Blackwell’s Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Edited by Roger Bagnall,

Kai Brodersen, Craige Champion, Andrew Erskine, and Sabine Hübner. Oxford: Blackwell’s.

2009 “Two Epigraphic Notes on the New Katumuwa Inscription from Zincirli.” MAARAV 16:159-179.

2007a “Some of What’s New in Old Aramaic Epigraphy.” Near Eastern Archaeology 70.3:138-146.

2007b “Neo-Assyrian and Israelite History in the Ninth Century: the Role of Shalmaneser III.” Pp. 237-271 in

Understanding the History of Israel. Edited by H. G. M. Williamson. Proceedings of the British Academy

143. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

2007c “The Late Bronze Age / Iron Age Transition and the Origins of the Arameans.” Pp. 131-174 in Ugarit at

Seventy-Five. Its Environs and the Bible. Edited by K. L. Younger, Jr. Winona Lake, IN: Eisenbrauns.

2005 “‘Haza’el, Son of a Nobody’: Some Reflections in Light of Recent Study.” Pp. 245-270 in Writing and

Ancient Near Eastern Society. Papers in Honour of Alan R. Millard. Edited by P. Bienkowski, C. Mee, and

E. Slater. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 426. New York and London: T & T Clark


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