Assyriology; Assyrian and Babylonian history and Mesopotamian scholarly texts of the first millennium BCE
Eckart Frahm is Professor of Assyriology and primarily interested in Assyrian and Babylonian history and Mesopotamian scholarly texts of the first millennium B.C.E. He is the author of five books (on Assyrian royal inscriptions, Late Babylonian letters, Mesopotamian text commentaries, and the history of the ancient Near East) and editor of a “Companion to Assyria.” Frahm’s articles cover cuneiform grammatology, the ancient reception of the Gilgamesh epic and the Babylonian epic of creation, Mesopotamian prophecy, Sumerian royal inscriptions and proverbs, Babylonian prisons, the history of modern scholarship on the ancient Near East, cultural heritage issues, and many other topics. A website created by Frahm and Enrique Jiménez with funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities (http://ccp.yale.edu) provides photos and editions of numerous cuneiform commentaries. Frahm teaches on Mesopotamian history, religion, and literature, and the Bible in its ancient Near Eastern setting.