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Ancient Near Eastern Thought: and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible, 2nd (John H Walton) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2018) 9781540960214
Ancient Near Eastern Thought: and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible, 2nd (John H Walton) Paperback Book, (Baker Academic, 2018) 9781540960214
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Title: Ancient Near Eastern Thought: and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible, 2nd

Author: Walton, John H

Publisher: Baker Academic; Publication Date: 2018

Paperback; ISBN: 9781540960214

Volumes: 1; Pages: 384

List Price in Paper: $29.99 Our price: $22.99

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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.

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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