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Old Testament Parallels

Old Testament Parallels

Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East

  • Author: Victor Harold Matthews,Don C. Benjamin
  • Publisher: Paulist Press
  • ISBN: 9780809137312
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 384
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An all-new translation of the most important ancient Near East documents that share parallel themes and issues with biblical stories.

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

Gilgamesh Epic and Old Testament Parallels

  • Author: Alexander Heidel
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226323985
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 269
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Cuneiform records made some three thousand years ago are the basis for this essay on the ideas of death and the afterlife and the story of the flood which were current among the ancient peoples of the Tigro-Euphrates Valley. With the same careful scholarship shown in his previous volume, The Babylonian Genesis, Heidel interprets the famous Gilgamesh Epic and other related Babylonian and Assyrian documents. He compares them with corresponding portions of the Old Testament in order to determine the inherent historical relationship of Hebrew and Mesopotamian ideas.

Cuneiform Parallels to the Old Testament, Second Edition

Cuneiform Parallels to the Old Testament, Second Edition

  • Author: Robert W. Rogers
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1597523070
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 628
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'The first major collection of cuneiform texts in English' Despite its age, this volume still has a major contribution to make. Unlike other collections, Rogers's volume includes the transliterated Akkadian for each text. This provides an invaluable access to the original texts without having a library that includes every volume of the original publications. A further asset is the collection of forty-eight excellent photographs and line-drawings. Included here are tablets, prisms, cylinders, seals, boundary stones, and bas reliefs. The bibliography is composed of two parts. The first includes the entries from Rogers's ÒList of Books Quoted or Mentioned,Ó but with numerous corrections and supplying much missing data. The second part is an updated list, organized by major cuneiform languages: Diverse Collections, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Hurrian, Eblaite, and Ugaritic. This will direct the reader to the wealth of primary documents that is now our privilege to read.

Readings from the Ancient Near East

Readings from the Ancient Near East

Primary Sources for Old Testament Study

  • Author: Bill T. Arnold,Bryan E. Beyer
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • ISBN: 0801022924
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 240
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Comprehensive, up-to-date collection of primary source documents (creation accounts, epic literature, etc.) gives insight into the Ancient Near East and the Old Testament.

A Survey of the Old Testament

A Survey of the Old Testament

  • Author: Andrew E. Hill,John H. Walton
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • ISBN: 0310590663
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 800
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This innovative textbook at long last provides an Old Testament survey for undergraduate students that goes beyond basic content. The book attempts to balance the literary, historical, and theological issues pertaining to each individual book and to the Old Testament as a whole. The main portion of the survey treats each book of the Old Testament in the order of the English canon. This information does not simply rehash the biblical material, but assumes that the Scriptures are being read alongside the survey. The book focuses its primary attention on the purpose and message of each book and attempts to show how the literary structure of each one has been used to accomplish the author's purpose. The survey also introduces readers to the issues of hermeneutics (general and special), history (Israelite and Near Eastern), archaeology, canon, geography, Old Testament theology (biblical and systematic), and critical methodologies. All these issues are dealt with in separate chapters at a basic introductory level that never allows the reader to lose sight, as it were, of the forest while wandering through the trees. In addressing critical issues of date and authorship, the survey avoids a polemical stance. Hill and Watson seek to depend on the evidence of the text rather than on presuppositions to substantiate their views. Their commitment to the authority of the biblical text results in a book that, while notably evangelical, is not always traditional. The authors approach the survey mindful of two complicating factors in Old Testament study. First, God's revelation did not come by way of the English language or through Western culture, and therefore we today have to work carefully to receive the message clearly. Second, even when we are listening, we have a tendency to be selective about what we hear or to try to make the message conform to our ideas. The solution is to allow the Bible to speak for itself. The informed reader will find much innovation here and a keen awareness of current scholarship relating to the Old Testament. Above all, this textbook will bring a new vigor and excitement to the Old Testament as readers learn to discover its story for themselves and see how to understand it as a substantial part of God's self-revelation to humankind. This survey is well illustrated with maps, charts, and photographs. Additional features are the questions for study and the annotated reading list at the end of each chapter.

An Introduction to Wisdom and Poetry of the Old Testament

An Introduction to Wisdom and Poetry of the Old Testament

  • Author: Donald K. Berry
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 1433670704
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 480
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Written for pastors with a relatively elementary knowledge of the Old Testament. Includes accounts of how this portion of the Bible has been interpreted throughout history. Easily incorporated into individual sermons.

The Babylonian Genesis

The Babylonian Genesis

The Story of the Creation

  • Author: Alexander Heidel
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022611242X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 161
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Here is a complete translation of all the published cuneiform tablets of the various Babylonian creation stories, of both the Semitic Babylonian and the Sumerian material. Each creation account is preceded by a brief introduction dealing with the age and provenance of the tablets, the aim and purpose of the story, etc. Also included is a translation and discussion of two Babylonian creation versions written in Greek. The final chapter presents a detailed examination of the Babylonian creation accounts in their relation to our Old Testament literature.

Cuneiform parallels to the Old Testament

Cuneiform parallels to the Old Testament

  • Author: Robert William Rogers
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Assyro-Babylonian literature
  • Page: 567
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