About the Journal

Avar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Life and Society in the Ancient Near East is a bi-annual Open Access journal dedicated to publishing peer-reviewed scholarship on Anatolia, Egypt, the Levant, and Mesopotamia from the third through first millennia BCE that crosses and disrupts disciplinary boundaries. 

Submissions should explicitly seek to adopt, adapt, or integrate theories and methodologies from within the traditional fields of ancient studies (i.e. archaeology, Assyriology, biblical studies, Egyptology, Hittitology, etc.), as well as from socio-anthropological and scientific disciplines. 

Avar is an Open Access publication, allowing users to freely access, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to full-text articles for any lawful purpose without requiring permission from the publisher or author. 

Avar accepts traditional length articles and short notes in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish.

ISSN: 2752-3527 (Print) ISSN: 2752-3535 (Online) | Avar is published twice a year in January and July.

AVAR is indexed and abstracted in:


Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 1 (2024)
Published: 2024-04-14


  • Bulls on Parade Metal Bovines, Pilgrimage Networks, and the Struggle for Israelite Identity in 1 Kings 12:25-33

    Timothy Hogue
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i1.2848
  • The Iltani Archive and the Messiness of Spousal Violence

    Noam Cohen
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i1.2838
  • Liken God to the (Disabled) Servant Approaching (Two) Bodies in Isaiah 40-55

    Eric Wagner
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i1.2845
  • Patronage, Sectarianism, and Cultural Hegemony Historical Speculations on the Socio-Cultural Background of the Hebrew Bible

    Emanuel Pfoh
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i1.2844
  • “My Hand Has Found, Like a Nest, the Wealth of the Peoples” (Isa 10:14): Conceptual and Ideological Blending in the Rhetoric of Isaiah 10

    Ekaterina E Kozlova
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i1.2840
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