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Ancient Near Eastern texts : relating to the Old Testament

Author: James B Pritchard
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1969.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 3d ed. with supplView all editions and formats
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Brings together the important historical, legal, mythological, liturgical, and secular texts of the ancient Near East, to provide a contextual base for understanding the people, cultures, and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anthologies Traductions anglaises
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James B Pritchard
ISBN: 0691035032 9780691035031
OCLC Number: 5342384
Description: 710 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Egyptian myths, tales, and mortuary texts --
Sumerian myths and epic tales --
Akkadian myths and epics --
Hittite myths, epics, and legends --
Ugaritic myths, epics, and legends --
Collections of laws from Mesopotamia and Asia Minor --
Egyptian and Hittite treaties --
Akkadian treaties from Syria and Assyria --
Hittite instructions --
Documents from the practice of law --
Egyptian historical texts --
Babylonian and Assyrian historical texts --
Hittite historical texts --
Palestinian inscriptions --
Egyptian rituals and incantations --
Akkadian rituals --
Hittite rituals, incantations, and description of festivals --
Egyptian hymns and prayers --
Sumerian petition --
Sumero-Akkadian hymns and prayers --
Sumerian hymns --
Hittite prayers --
Fables and didactic tales --
Proverbs and precepts --
Observations on life and the world order --
Oracles and prophecies --
Sumerian lamentations --
Egyptian secular songs and poems --
An Egyptian letter --
A Sumerian letter --
Akkadian letters --
Aramaic letters --
Egyptian texts --
Sumerian sacred marriage texts --
Sumerian miscellaneous texts --
Sumerian love song --
Hittite omen --
Canaanite and Aramaic inscriptions --
South-Arabian inscriptions.
Other Titles: ANET
Responsibility: edited by James B. Pritchard.

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