Contributing authors present biblical passages in the context of their times, showing how they relate to the thought and customs of cultures throughout the ancient Near East. they identify geographic and cultural references with their modern counterparts and consider the significance of recent archaeological finds. Contains extensive notes and an index of biblical passages. Paper edition (unseen), $25. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Frederick E. Greenspahn is Gimelstob Eminent Scholar in Judaic Studies, Florida Atlantic University. He is the editor of The Hebrew Bible: New Insights and Scholarship, Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient Near East, as well as author/editor of numerous other titles including When Brothers Dwell Together: The Preeminence of Younger Siblings in the Hebrew Bible and An Introduction to Aramaic.