Advance copies have just come in for this new collection in the LSTS series, edited by Yigal Levin (Bar-Ilan University)
The studies in the volume deal with the changes that occurred in the Land of Israel during the Persian and early Hellenistic periods, from the 6th through the 4th centuries BCE. These are presented in three categories: archaeological, epigraphic and historical, though as a whole tend to be more interdisciplinary - as perhaps the material dictates. Most of them deal with either the province of Judah, Idumea or the interaction between the two, although a couple of them examine other parts of the country as well. A major focus of several of the contributions is the different aspects of the "Makkedah ostraca” and their possible meanings.
The book is a substantial and well illustrated collection, featuring contributions from Diana Edelman, Hanan Eshel and Lisbeth Fried.