The focus of this ambitious series is on the ancient Near East, including ancient Israel and its literature, from the early Neolithic to the early Hellenistic eras. Studies that are heavily philological or archaeological are both suited to this series, and can take full advantage of the hypertext capabilities of “born digital” publication. Multiple author and edited volumes as well as monographs are accepted. Proposals and manuscripts may be submitted in either English or Spanish. Manuscripts are peer reviewed by at least two scholars in the area before acceptance. Published volumes will be held to the high scholarly standards of the SBL and the Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente. The partnership between the SBL and the Centro de Estudios de Historia del Antiguo Oriente was initiated under the auspices of SBL’s International Cooperation Initiative (ICI) and represents the type of international scholarly exchange that is the goal of ICI.
This series is the ideal place to publish for authors and editors who wish their work to be widely read. Works published in the series are (and will remain permanently) open access. This ensures the widest possible readership for these works.
Thus far three monographs have been published, two in Spanish (one dealing with the relationship between the Negeb and Egypt, Asia, and the Levant; the other on Egypt and Asia) and one in English (Lenzi's Reading Akkadian Hymns and Prayers: An Introduction, http://www.sbl-site.org/assets/pdfs/9781589835962.pdf )