Old Testament Parallels: Laws and Stories from the Ancient Near East

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Paulist Press, 2006 - History - 430 pages
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"Old Testament Parallels offers teachers and students a readable, affordable, and portable anthology of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Bible that are dynamically equivalent in the way in which they were heard, and felt, and understood in their own worlds. The third edition reflects ongoing work and new discoveries, expands many of the existing parallels, adds new parallels, and enlarges the anthology to sixty-three selections." "This fully revised edition includes: parallels arranged by the canonical order of the Old Testament and outlined chronologically within each chapter; introductions describing the physical appearance of each text, its language, where it was recovered, where it is preserved today, and a summary of its contents; a subject index of personal names, place-names, and general topics; a selective bibliography; and an outline of the history of Mesopotamia, Egypt, and Israel."--BOOK JACKET.

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This collection of Middle Eastern texts, which are analogs to parts of the Old Testament, is comprehensive, arranged in order according to the canonical text that each in some way parallels, and ... Read full review

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Don C. Benjamin teaches biblical and ancient Near Eastern studies in the department of religious studies at Arizona State University (Tempe). Victor H. Matthews is associate dean of the College of Humanities and Public Affairs and professor of religious studies at Missouri State University.

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