The World Around the Old Testament: The People and Places of the Ancient Near East
:Leading Experts Introduce the People and Contexts of the Old Testament What people groups interacted with ancient Israel? Who were the Hurrians and why do they matter? What do we know about the Philistines, the Egyptians, the...
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:Leading Experts Introduce the People and Contexts of the Old Testament
What people groups interacted with ancient Israel? Who were the Hurrians and why do they matter? What do we know about the Philistines, the Egyptians, the Amorites, the Assyrians, the Babylonians, and others?
In this up-to-date volume, leading experts introduce the peoples and places of the world around the Old Testament, providing students with a fresh exploration of the ancient Near East. The contributors offer comprehensive orientations to the main cultures and people groups that surrounded ancient Israel in the wider ancient Near East, including not only Mesopotamia and the northern Levant but also Egypt, Arabia, and Greece. They also explore the contributions of each people group or culture to our understanding of the Hebrew Scriptures.
This supplementary text is organized by geographic region, making it especially suitable for the classroom and useful in a variety of Old Testament courses. Approximately eighty-five illustrative items are included throughout the book.
Bill T. Arnold (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, William Edmond Conger, Jr. Professor of Academic Leadership, and Director of Hebrew Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He has written or edited numerous books books, including 1-2 Samuel (New International Version Application Commentary), Encountering the Old Testament; Encountering Genesis; A Guide to Biblical Hebrew Syntax, Genesis (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) and the Book of Deuteronomy (replacement volume- New International Commentary of the Old Testament).
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Brent A. Strawn is associate professor of Old Testament / Hebrew Bible at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, and author of What Is Stronger Than a Lion? Leonine Image and Metaphor in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East.
- :<b>contents</b>introduction<i>bill T. Arnold And Brent A. Strawn</i>1. The Amorites<i>daniel E. Fleming</i>2. Assyria And The Assyrians<i>christopher B. Hays With Peter Machinist</i>3. Babylonia And The Babylonians<i>david S. Vanderhooft</i>4. Ugarit And The Ugaritians<i>mark S. Smith</i>5. Egypt And The Egyptians<i>joel M. Lemon</i>6. The Hittites And The Hurrians<i>billie Jean Collins</i>7. Aram And The Arameans<i>k. Lawson Younger Jr.</i>8. Phoenicia And The Phoenicians<i>christopher A. Rollston</i>9. Transjordan: The Ammonites, Moabites, And Edomites<i>joel S. Burnett</i>10. Philistia And The Philistines<i>carl S. Ehrlich</i>11. Persia And The Persians<i>pierre Briant</i>12. Arabia And The Arabians<i>david F. Graf</i>13. Greece And The Greeks<i>walter Burkert</i>&dagger;indexes