Prof. Nathan Wasserman

The institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Room 244, Mandel Building, Mt. Scopus Campus
02-5881453
wasserman.nathan@gmail.com

Nathan Wasserman (Jerusalem, 1962) is Professor of Assyriology at the Institute of Archaeology of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, specializing in the Old Babylonian period (ca. 1900–1500 BCE). His scientific interest is focused on Akkadian literature (hymns, epics, wisdom literature).

In 2016 his book on love and sex related Akkadian texts has appeared:

Akkadian Love Literature of the 3rd and 2nd Millennium BCE, Leipziger Altorientalistische Studien 4: Harrassowitz, Wiesbaden

In 2019 appeared his book on the political history of the Old Babylonian period (with Dr. Yigal Bloch):

האמורים. מסופוטמיה בראשית האלף השני לפנה״ס. כרמל, ירושלים, תשע״ט

In the next year his monograph The Flood: The Akkadian Sources. A New Edition, Commentary, and a Literary Discussion : Peeters will be published.

Currently he is busy working on a monograph encompassing all the Old Babylonian and Old Assyrian incantations (with Dr. Elyze Zomer, Marburg, Germany)