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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
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

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Overview

Leading evangelical scholar John Walton surveys the cultural context of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. This new edition of a top-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout to reflect the refined thinking of a mature scholar. It includes over 30 illustrations. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540960214
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/15/2018
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 246,916
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. He speaks extensively on reading the Old Testament in its ancient context and has authored or edited numerous books, including The Lost World of Genesis One and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.

Table of Contents

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
Concluding Remarks
Appendix: Individual Gods
Indexes

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