Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study

Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study

by Bill T. Arnold
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0801022924

ISBN-13: 9780801022920

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Baker Publishing Group

Essential to a proper understanding of the Old Testament is a knowledge of the political, historical, and theological environment of the ancient Near East. While there is an abundance of material explaining this environment, primary source texts are often unavailable or inaccessible to the beginning Old Testament student.

This volume in the Encountering Biblical

Overview

Essential to a proper understanding of the Old Testament is a knowledge of the political, historical, and theological environment of the ancient Near East. While there is an abundance of material explaining this environment, primary source texts are often unavailable or inaccessible to the beginning Old Testament student.

This volume in the Encountering Biblical Studies series fills that void. Readings from the Ancient Near East takes the student through a wide variety of primary source texts from the ancient Near East that illuminate every book of the Old Testament. It is the companion volume to Encountering the Old Testament, coauthored by Bill Arnold and Bryan Beyer.

The editors have compiled this volume with the beginning Old Testament student in mind. The selections are intended to move a learner with little or no knowledge of the ancient Near East to a basic understanding of its significant texts and authors.

Texts spanning more than two thousand years include Sumerian creation accounts, epic literature from Mesopotamia, cultic ritual texts from Egypt, and prophetic references from Syria. Readings from the Ancient Near East will surely become a standard text for professors, students, pastors, Sunday school teachers, and serious lay readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801022920
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Series:
Encountering Biblical Studies Series
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
818,048
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Table of Contents

List of Readings6
Series Preface8
Introduction9
Part 1Pentateuch
1.Creation and the Flood13
2.Tower of Babel71
3.Ancestral Customs72
4.Epic Literature75
5.Covenants and Treaties96
6.Law Codes104
7.Cultic Texts118
Part 2Historical Books
8.Royal Records from Mesopotamia137
9.Chronicles and Other Historiographic Lists150
10.Non-Hebrew Monumental Inscriptions160
11.Letters166
12.Other Hebrew Inscriptions171
Part 3Poetic Books
13.Wisdom Literature175
14.Love Poems192
15.Hymns and Prayers194
Part 4Prophetic Books
16.Prophecies, Visions, and Apocalyptic207
17.Divination and Incantation Texts218
18.Lamentations222
Notes227
Bibliography232
Acknowledgments235
Index237

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