See the following in BAR: “Assessing Ebla,” BAR 04:01, by Paul C. Maloney; “The Politics of Ebla,” BAR 04:03, by Adam Mikaya; “Syria Tries to Influence Ebla Scholarship,” BAR 05:02, by Hershel Shanks; “Ebla Evidence Evaporates,” BAR 05:06; “Interview with David Noel Freedman,” BAR 06:03; BAR Interviews Giovanni Pettinato,” BAR 06:05; “Are the ‘Cities of the Plain’ Mentioned in the Ebla Tablets?” BAR 07:06, by Alfonso Archi; Books in Brief, BAR 07:06, reviews of Ebla: An Empire Rediscovered by Paolo Matthiae and The Archives of Ebla: An Empire Inscribed in Clay by Giovanni Pettinato.