All the Wisdom of the Eastis a tribute to Professor Eliezer D. Oren, a
multi-faceted archaeologist of the Levant and its cultural connections
with the Aegean, renowned student of the Negev and Northern Sinai, and
founder of the Archaeological Division in the Department of Bible,
Archaeology and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at Ben-Gurion University of
the Negev, Beer-Sheva. The book includes an appreciation of the honoree
and a list of his numerous publications.
Thirty-nine scholars, colleagues and former students from Israel,
Europe, the United States of America and New Zealand have contributed
original studies in English (22), German (1) and Hebrew (5) to this
volume. The spectrum of their papers covers various fields and periods,
from pre-history to the Roman Period, from Egypt to the Aegean and the
Western Mediterranean, from pottery to art, epigraphy and history. The
book thus offers a wealth of knowledge and information of importance to
anyone interested in the Ancient Near East.