From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature

From an Antique Land: An Introduction to Ancient Near Eastern Literature

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by Carl S. Ehrlich
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0742543358

ISBN-13: 9780742543355

Pub. Date: 06/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Many of the world's first written records have been found in the area of the ancient Near East, in what is today known as the Middle East. While many people are familiar with the ancient Israelite literature recorded in the Hebrew Bible most Near Eastern literature remains a mystery. From an Antique Land lifts the veil from these fascinating writings, explaining

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Many of the world's first written records have been found in the area of the ancient Near East, in what is today known as the Middle East. While many people are familiar with the ancient Israelite literature recorded in the Hebrew Bible most Near Eastern literature remains a mystery. From an Antique Land lifts the veil from these fascinating writings, explaining the ancient stories in the context of their cultures.

From the invention of writing through the conquest of Alexander the Great, expert scholars examine literature originally written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. Each chapter includes an overview of the culture, a discussion of literary genres, and descriptions and short analyses of the major literary works. Photos of archaeological remains further illustrate these people and their writings.

Carl S. Ehrlich is professor of the Hebrew Bible at York University in Toronto.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742543355
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/16/2011
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
522
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations xi

Preface xiii

Chapter 1 Introduction Carl S. Ehrlich 1

Chapter 2 Sumerian Literature Gonzalo Rubio 11

Chapter 3 Egyptian Literature Susan Tower Hollis 77

Chapter 4 Akkadian Literature Benjamin R. Foster 137

Chapter 5 Hittite Literature Gary Beckman 215

Chapter 6 Canaanite Literature Wayne T. Pitard 255

Chapter 7 Hebrew/Israelite Literature Carl S. Ehrlich 313

Chapter 8 Aramaic Literature Ingo Kottsieper 393

Bibliography 445

Index 493

About the Editor and Contributors 505

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