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.

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Current Issue

Vol. 3 No. 2 (2024)
Published: 2024-07-23


  • Layers of Abjection The Unnamed Pilegesh of Judges 19 and Us

    Alexiana Fry
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i2.2859
  • Where have all the Ur III seals gone?

    Jacob L. Dahl
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i2.2851
  • Eastern Light on Jerusalem Educational Practice in the Persian Empire

    Robert D. Miller II, OFS, Jonathon Riley
    DOI: https://doi.org/10.33182/aijls.v3i2.2857
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