Back to Top
Our Stores Contact Us Help
Welcome, {{username}} Log Out Log In   /  Sign Up

Context of Scripture (Vol 1)

William W Hallo (Ed)K Lawson Younger (Jr)(Ed)

Context of Scripture (Vol 1)

William W Hallo (Ed)K Lawson Younger (Jr)(Ed)

$585.00

Hardback
Provides access to a representative collection of ancient Near Eastern texts that have some bearing on the interpretation of the Bible. Translations of recently discovered texts are included, alongside new translations of better known texts and in some cases the existing translations of such texts. This is the first of three volumes, and features full cross-referencing to comparable Bible passages, as well as bibliographical annotations with commentary.

- Publisher The "first half of history" covers the interval between the invention of writing in Sumer and the floruit of classical Greece. During these two and a half millennia (ca. 3000-500 BCE), the Near East is the primary locus of written documentation, and thus the place where the emergence of humanity's achievements can be followed in detail. Two centuries of persistent exploration of the Near East have led to the recovery of much of this documentation, and the recovery continues at an unabated pace. The discoveries made in the field, and their interpretation in the scholarly literature, are brought to the attention of a wide public in three volumes, prepared by leading scholars in all the principal language areas of the ancient Near East.^The first volume to be published, "Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World, is devoted to "literary" texts - those responses to the world about them by which the creative minds of antiquity sought to come to terms with their environment, real or imaginary. The second volume, "Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World, emphasizes "historical" texts: the monuments in which the rulers attempted to memorialize their achievements and lesser mortals expressed their loyalty or piety. The third volume, "Archival Documents from the Biblical World, incorporates "economic" texts - the unassuming records of daily life which nonetheless go far toward permitting the reconstruction of social, legal and commercial institutions that concerned the majority of humanity.^All these canons, monuments and documents provide the context in which Biblical literature flowered. They have therefore been selected in part to illuminate the comparisons or contrasts withspecific Biblical passages that have been identified in the scholarly literature. Thes

- Publisher

You May Also Be Interested In

About "Context of Scripture (Vol 1)"

Provides access to a representative collection of ancient Near Eastern texts that have some bearing on the interpretation of the Bible. Translations of recently discovered texts are included, alongside new translations of better known texts and in some cases the existing translations of such texts. This is the first of three volumes, and features full cross-referencing to comparable Bible passages, as well as bibliographical annotations with commentary.
- Publisher

The "first half of history" covers the interval between the invention of writing in Sumer and the floruit of classical Greece. During these two and a half millennia (ca. 3000-500 BCE), the Near East is the primary locus of written documentation, and thus the place where the emergence of humanity's achievements can be followed in detail. Two centuries of persistent exploration of the Near East have led to the recovery of much of this documentation, and the recovery continues at an unabated pace. The discoveries made in the field, and their interpretation in the scholarly literature, are brought to the attention of a wide public in three volumes, prepared by leading scholars in all the principal language areas of the ancient Near East.^The first volume to be published, "Canonical Compositions from the Biblical World, is devoted to "literary" texts - those responses to the world about them by which the creative minds of antiquity sought to come to terms with their environment, real or imaginary. The second volume, "Monumental Inscriptions from the Biblical World, emphasizes "historical" texts: the monuments in which the rulers attempted to memorialize their achievements and lesser mortals expressed their loyalty or piety. The third volume, "Archival Documents from the Biblical World, incorporates "economic" texts - the unassuming records of daily life which nonetheless go far toward permitting the reconstruction of social, legal and commercial institutions that concerned the majority of humanity.^All these canons, monuments and documents provide the context in which Biblical literature flowered. They have therefore been selected in part to illuminate the comparisons or contrasts withspecific Biblical passages that have been identified in the scholarly literature. Thes
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

K Lawson Younger (Jr)(Ed)

Younger is professor of Old Testament at the divinity school of Trinity International University.

This item is a special order. Payment is by credit card only. Orders for this item cannot be cancelled or returned.

0 Available.
Quantity

Add to Wishlist

Product Details

Product Details
  • Catalogue Code 144052
  • Product Code 9004106189
  • EAN 9789004106185
  • Pages 599
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher E J Brill
  • Publication Date Jun 2002
  • Dimensions 300 x 210 x 53 mm
  • Weight 1.996kg

Bestsellers in Scripture