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Ancient Near Eastern thought and the Old Testament : introducing the conceptual world of the Hebrew Bible

Author: John H Walton
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : Baker Academic, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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A leading Evangelical scholar surveys the literature of the ancient Near East, bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. Now thoroughly updated and revised throughout.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Comparative studies
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Walton, John H., 1952-
Ancient Near Eastern thought and the Old Testament.
Grand Rapids : Baker Academic, ©2018
xvi, 363 pages
(OCoLC) 1022979462
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John H Walton
ISBN: 9781493414369 1493414364
OCLC Number: 1032713178
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 363 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Part 1: Comparative studies --
1. History and methods --
2. Comparative studies, scholarship, and theology --
Part 2: Literature of the ancient Near East --
3. Summary of the literature of the ancient Near East --
Part 3: Religion --
4. The Gods --
5. Temples and rituals --
6. State and family religion --
Part 4: Cosmos --
7. Cosmic geography --
8. Cosmology and cosmogony --
Part 5: People --
9. Understanding the past : human origins and role --
10. Understanding the past : historiography --
11. Encountering the present : guidance for life, divination and omens --
12. Encountering the present : context of life, cities and kingship --
13. Encountering the present : guidelines for life, law and wisdom --
14. Pondering the future on earth and after death --
Concluding remarks --
Appendix.
Responsibility: John H. Walton.

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