Dr. Noga Ayali-Darshan



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N. Ayali-Darshan, Treading on the Back of the Sea: The Combat between the Storm-god and the Sea in Ancient Near Eastern Literature (The biblical Encyclopedia Library 33) Jerusalem: Bialik Institute, 2016 (in Hebrew).

N. Ayali, “The Prayers for Fear of God in the Biblical Literature and the Neo-Babylonian inscriptions,” Tarbiz 74 (2005), 321–369 (in Hebrew).

N. Ayali-Darshan, “‘The Bride of the Sea’: The Traditions about Astarte and Yamm in the Ancient Near East,” in A Woman of Valor: Jerusalem Ancient Near Eastern Studies in Honor of Joan Goodnik Westenholz, ed. W. Horowitz et al. (BPOA 8; Madrid, 2010), 19–33.

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Meaning of Hyn drš ydm in Light of a Parallel from Emar,” Ugarit Forschungen 43 (2011/2012), 1-6

N. Ayali-Darshan, “A Redundancy in Nebuchadnezzar 15 and Its Literary Historical Significance,” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Societies 32 (2012), 21–29.

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Cedar Forest's Traditions in the Egyptian Tale of The Two Brothers and Genesis 2–3,” Shnaton: An Annual for Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 22 (2013), 147-164 (in Hebrew).

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Origin and Meaning of the Crimson Thread in the Second Temple Period Scapegoat Ritual in Light of an Ancient Syro-Anatolian Custom,” Journal for the Study of Judaism in the Persian, Hellenistic and Roman Periods 44 (2013), 530–552.

N. Ayali-Darshan, “Baal Son of Dagan: In Search of Baal’s Double Paternity,” Journal of the American Oriental Society 133 (2013), 651-657

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Role of Aštabi in the Song of Ullikummi and the ‘Failed God’ Stories Prevalent in the East Mediterranean,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 73 (2014), 95-103

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Question of the Order of Job 26:7-13 and the Cosmogonic Tradition of Zaphon,” Zeitschrift für die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 126 (2014), 402-417.

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Seventy Bulls Sacrificed at Sukkot (Num 29:12-34) in Light of a Ritual Text from Emar (Emar 6, 373),” Vetus Testamentum 65 (2015), 1-11.

(N. Ayali-Darshan, "Sukkot's Seventy Bulls: The Torah’s adaptation of a polytheistic ancient West-Semitic custom of sacrificing to seventy gods", in http://thetorah.com/sukkots-seventy-bulls/, 2016.)

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Identification of mrq in Leiden Magical Papyrus I 343 + I 345 in Light of the Eblaite Texts,” Journal of Near Eastern Studies 74 (2015), 87-89.

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Earlier Version of the Story of the Storm-god’s Combat with the Sea in the Light of Egyptian, Ugaritic, and Hurro-Hittite Texts,” Journal of Ancient Near Eastern Religions 15 (2015), 21-50.

N. Ayali-Darshan, “The Influence of Canaanite Mythology on Egypt”, in D. Ben-Tor (ed.) Pharaoh in Canaan: The Untold Story, Jerusalem: Israel Museum, 2016 (in Hebrew and English).


Elementary Akkadian

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Introduction to comperative Semitics

Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern civilizations