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1995-96 ANNUAL REPORT

Harry A. Hoffner, Jr.

Once again, in 1995/96 Harry A. Hoffner, Jr. used the majority of his research time for the directing and editing of the Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago . In addition to teaching and committee work, he also traveled, lectured, and authored or edited several articles and books.

Publications from his hand that appeared in 1995/96 include The Hittite Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume P/2 , H. A. Hoffner, Jr. and H. G. Güterbock, eds. (Chicago: The Oriental Institute, 1995); "The Hittite Word for `Oil' and its Derivatives," Historische Sprachforschung 107 (1994): 104-12; "About Questions," in Studio Historiae Ardens. Ancient Near Eastern Studies Presented to Philo H. J. Houwink ten Cate on the Occasion of his 65th Birthday , T. P. J. van den Hout et al., eds. (Istanbul, 1995), pp. 87-104; "Hittite immakku : `moreover' or `just now'?," in Atti del II congresso internazionale de hittitolgia , O. Carruba et al., eds. (Pavia, 1995), pp. 191-94; "The Hittite Laws," in Law Collections from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor , M. T. Roth, ed. (Atlanta, 1995), pp. 211-47; "Legal and Social Institutions of Hittite Anatolia," in Civilizations of the Ancient Near East , J. M. Sasson et al., eds. (New York, 1995), pp. 555-70; "Oil in Hittite Texts," Biblical Archaeologist 58 (1995): 108-14; "The Stem of the Hittite Word for `House'," Historische Sprachforschung 108 (1995): 192-94; "From Head to Toe in Hittite," in Go To The Land I Will Show You: Studies in Honor of Dwight W. Young , J. Coleson et al., eds. (Winona Lake, Indiana, 1996), pp. 247-59.

Work accepted and forthcoming includes "Hittite Equivalents of Old Assyrian kumrum and epattum," Wiener Zeitschrift für die Kunde des Morgenlandes 86 (1996); "On Safari in Hittite Anatolia," in Studies in Ancient Languages and Philology in Honor of Jaan Puhvel , D. Disterheft et al., eds. (Washington, D.C., 1996), pp. 5-21; "The Queen of Kanesh and the Tale of Zalpa," "The Sun God and the Cow," and "Appu and His Two Sons," in The Context of Scripture: Canonical Compositions, Monumental Inscriptions and Archival Documents from the Biblical World , W. W. Hallo et al., eds. (Leiden, 1997); "Hittite Language," in Encyclopedia of Near Eastern Archaeology , E. M. Meyers, ed. (New York, 1997); "Mühle, bei den Hethitern," in Reallexikon der Assyriologie , D. O. Edzard, ed. (Berlin and New York, 1997); "Nachlass, bei den Hethitern," in Reallexikon der Assyriologie , D. O. Edzard, ed. (Berlin and New York, 1997); "On Homicide in Hittite Law," in (Festschrift for Michael C. Astour ), M. Chavalas, ed. (Baltimore, 1997).

Research in progress, but not yet submitted, includes The Hittite Laws (Documenta et Monumenta Orientis Antiqui; Leiden: E. J. Brill), and the next volume of the Hittite Dictionary , containing the remainder of the P words.

During 1995/96 he delivered the following invited public lectures: "The Hurrians from a Hittite Perspective," at the University of California-Los Angeles, December 2, 1995; "Homicide According to Hittite Law," at the Midwest Branch of the American Oriental Society Meeting in LaGrange, Illinois, Special Session Honoring Michael C. Astour, February 11, 1996; "Syntactic Perspectives on the Hittite Laws," at the Annual Meeting of the American Oriental Society in Philadelphia, Special Session Honoring Hans G. Güterbock, March 17, 1996.

During the academic year Hoffner also continued to function as a member of the editorial board of the Society of Biblical Literature's Writings from the Ancient World series and as Hittitological consultant for the project Scripture in Context , edited by W. W. Hallo and Lawson Younger, to be published by E. J. Brill in Leiden, The Netherlands.

Revised: July 30, 2007

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