Research Fellow in Old Testament and Ancient Near East, Editor: Tyndale Bulletincaleb.firstname.lastname@example.org
Caleb Howard studies the texts, history, and scholarship of ancient Mesopotamia and the Levant. While studying the Hebrew Bible and other texts in Northwest Semitic languages such as Hebrew, Aramaic, and Ugaritic, his interest was drawn to the texts of Mesopotamia written in the cuneiform script in the Akkadian and Sumerian languages. His current book project investigates the mechanics of scribal production of Neo-Assyrian royal inscriptions. The basis of this project is first-hand collation and photography of royal inscriptions of the Assyrian king Ashurnasirpal II (883-859 B.C.) in various museum collections. Transcriptions and photographs of these inscriptions, with notes on the habits of the scribes and artisans who produced them, will be made available to scholars and the public via an online repository of cuneiform texts called Oracc (Open Richly Annotated Cuneiform Corpus). He is also studying personal names in cuneiform tablets from the second millennium B.C., especially those of the ancient cities of Alalaḫ and Ugarit. This work will also be documented in an online database, which will provide a means of studying the social history of the ancient Near East through personal names.
Ph.D., Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology, Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics), Johns Hopkins University
M.A., Near Eastern Studies (Assyriology, Hebrew Bible/Northwest Semitics), Johns Hopkins University
B.A., Bible/Biblical Languages, Moody Bible Institute
Research Fellow in Old Testament and Ancient Near East, Tyndale House, Cambridge
Editor, Tyndale Bulletin (https://tyndalebulletin.org)
Research Associate, St Edmund’s College, Cambridge
Affiliated Scholar, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge
“On Mass Producing the Standard Inscription of Ashurnasirpal II,” Journal of Near Eastern
Studies 79 (2020): 65-82. (https://doi.org/10.1086/707617)
“Cuneiform Tablets in Collections at the University of Kansas,” Cuneiform Digital Library
Bulletin 2020:2. (https://cdli.ucla.edu/pubs/cdlb/2020/cdlb2020_002.html)
“Punishment for Patricide,” Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und Vorderasiatische Archäologie 111 (2021). (https://doi.org/10.1515/za-2021-0002)
“Three Obscure Assyrian Reliefs and Their Inscription,” Revue d’Assyriologie et d’archéologie orientale 115 (2021).
“Royal Inscriptions of Assyria online,” contributor (along with Jamie Novotny, Nathan
Morello, and Karen Radner) to text-editions (Ashurnasirpal II) and historical articles
(Ashurnasirpal II, Shalmaneser III, Šamšī-Adad V, Adad-nārārī III, Shalmaneser IV,
Aššur-dān III, and Aššur-nārārī V) (http://oracc.museum.upenn.edu/riao/)
“Artefact in Focus: The Black Obelisk,” Ink Magazine, Issue 7 (1 December 2020) (https://tyndalehouse.com/ink-magazine/ink-issue-7-winter-2020/)
“Who were the Assyrians?” Ink Magazine, Issue 8 (12 April 2021) (https://tyndalehouse.com/ink-magazine/ink-issue-8-spring-2021/)
Content from Caleb Howard
Who were the Amorites?
Dr Caleb Howard takes a look at the surviving evidence of a mysterious people to ask whether we can really know anything about them
Who were the Assyrians?
Dr Caleb Howard explains how getting to know ancient cultures can help us to grasp a deeper understanding of Scripture
Artefact in focus: The Black Obelisk
Only one Judahite king ended up with his picture on an Assyrian royal monument. Find out why it probably wasn't a distinction king Jehu wa…