Old Testament Parallels (New Revised and Expanded Third Edition): Laws and Stories from the Ancient near East / Edition 3

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"Old Testament Parallels offers teachers and students a readable, affordable, and portable anthology of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Bible that are dynamically equivalent in the way in which they were heard, and felt, and understood in their own worlds. The third edition reflects ongoing work and new discoveries, expands many of the existing parallels, adds new parallels, and enlarges the anthology to sixty-three selections." This fully revised edition includes: parallels arranged by the canonical order of the Old Testament and outlined chronologically within each chapter; introductions describing the physical appearance of each text, its language, where it was recovered, where it is preserved today, and a summary of its contents; a subject index of personal names, place-names, and general topics; a selective bibliography; and an outline of the history of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Israel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780809144358
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 448
  • Sales rank: 462,057
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Hymn to Ptah 3
Hymn to Ra 6
Enuma Elish Stories 9
Stories of Gilgamesh 19
Stories of Atrahasis 31
Stories of Adapa 41
Nuzi Archives 46
Annals of Hatshepsut 52
Annals of Dedumoses 58
Stories of Anubis and Bata 61
Stories of Aqhat 66
Stories of Keret 76
Annals of Sargon I 85
Treaty Between Ramses II and Hattusilis III 86
Annals of Merneptah 91
Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy
Code of Ur-Nammu 97
Sumerian Code 99
Code of Hammurabi 101
Hittite Code 110
Middle Assyrian Code 114
Stories of Balaam 124
Joshua, Judges
Stories of Sinuhe 129
Annals of Tuthmoses III 134
El Amarna Letters 137
Annals of Ramses III 141
Gezer Almanac 145
Archives of Babatha 149
Samuel, Kings
Annals of Tiglath-Pileser I 155
Annals of Mesha 157
Tell Dan Annals of Hazael 160
Karatepe Annals of Azitiwada 162
Annals of Shalmaneser III 166
Annals of Tiglath-Pileser III 172
Annals of Sargon II 174
Annals of Sennacherib 177
Siloam Annals 180
Annals of Nebuchadnezzar 182
Arad Letters 185
Lachish Letters 188
Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah
Decree of Cyrus 193
Elephantine Letters 196
Job, Ecclesiastes
Declarations of Innocence 203
A Sufferer and a Soul in Egypt 208
A Farmer and the Courts in Egypt 215
A Sufferer and a Friend in Babylon 223
Psalms, Lamentations
Laments for Ur 231
Hymn to Ninkasi 238
Ebla Archives 240
Stories of Ba'al and Anat 244
Hymn to the Aton 257
Proverbs, Sirach, Wisdom
Teachings of Ptah-Hotep 265
Teachings of Khety 270
Teachings of Amen-em-ope 274
Teachings of Ahiqar 283
Teachings of Ankhsheshonqy 289
Song of Songs
Egyptian Love Songs 297
Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Hosea, Amos
Stories of Ishtar and Tammuz 305
Visions of Neferti 312
Mari Letters 318
Stories of Wen-Amon 323
Yavne-Yam Letter 331
Outline of Mesopotamian History 333
Outline of Egyptian History from 3100-332 BCE 335
Outline of Israelite History 336
Bibliography of Texts in Transcription, Transliteration, and Translation 388
Bibliography of Picture Sources 350
Abbreviations 352
Index 355
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  • Posted May 19, 2009

    Useful resource to study the Hebrew scripture

    This is an accurate, affordable, and well-organized collection of ancient literature that when placed in proper context, can assist in understanding the Hebrew scripture/Christian Old Testament.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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