Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible

Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible

by John H. Walton
     
 

John Walton surveys the literature of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages.See more details below

Overview

John Walton surveys the literature of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801027505
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/01/2006
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
286,165
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Survey of the Old Testament, Old Testament Today, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Comparative Studies
1. History and Methods
2. Comparative Studies, Scholarship, and Theology
Part 2: Literature of the Ancient Near East
3. Summary of the Literature of the Ancient Near East
Part 3: Religion
4. The Gods
5. Temples and Rituals
6. State and Family Religion
Part 4: Cosmos
7. Cosmic Geography
8. Cosmology and Cosmogony
Part 5: People
9. Understanding the Past: Human Origins and Role
10. Understanding the Past: Historiography
11. Encountering the Present: Guidance for Life--Divination and Omens
12. Encountering the Present: Context of Life--Cities and Kingship
13. Encountering the Present: Guidelines for Life--Law and Wisdom
14. Pondering the Future on Earth and after Death Postscript

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