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Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study (Bill T Arnold Bryan Beyer (eds)) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2002) 9780801022920
Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study (Bill T Arnold Bryan Beyer (eds)) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2002) 9780801022920
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Title: Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study

Author: Arnold, Bill T Bryan Beyer (eds)

Publisher: Baker Academic; Publication Date: 2002

Paperback; ISBN: 9780801022920

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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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.ContentsList of ReadingsSeries Preface IntroductionPart 1 Pentateuch 1. Creation and the Flood 2. Tower of Babel 3. Ancestral Customs 4. Epic Literature 5. Covenants and Treaties 6. Law Codes 7. Cultic TextsPart 2 Historical Books 8. Royal Records from Mesopotamia 9. Chronicles and Other Historiographic Lists 10. Non-Hebrew Monumental Inscriptions 11. Letters 112. Other Hebrew InscriptionsPart 3 Poetic Books 13. Wisdom Literature 14. Love Poems 15. Hymns and Prayers Part 4 Prophetic Books 16. Prophecies, Visions, and Apocalyptic 17. Divination and Incantation Texts 18. Lamentations Notes Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
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