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

Readings from the Ancient Near East : Primary Sources for Old Testament Study - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801022920

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ISBN10: 0801022924
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2002
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Readings from the Ancient Near East : Primary Sources for Old Testament Study - 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0801022920

Bill T. Arnold and Bryan Eds. Beyer

ISBN13: 978-0801022920
ISBN10: 0801022924
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 02
Publisher: Baker Academic

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Arnold, Bill T. : Asbury Theological Seminary

Bill T. Arnold (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Asbury Theological Seminary.

Beyer, Bryan E. : Columbia International University

Bryan E. Beyer (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is dean of students at Columbia International University.

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