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Birth annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East : a literary analysis of the forms and functions of the heavenly foretelling of the destiny of a special child

Author: Scott A Ashmon
Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Ashmon puts forth a structural analysis of birth annunciations in the Hebrew Bible, and Ancient Near Eastern texts. By studying the topic in this way, the author shows a shared culture between Egyptian Hittite, Sumerian, Ugarit cultures and Biblical narratives. It explores an aspect of the Bible that has yet to be the subject of an extensive study. There have been numerous accounts of the birth annunciations of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Ashmon, Scott A.
Birth annunciations in the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East.
Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2012024307
(OCoLC)785065824
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Scott A Ashmon
ISBN: 9780773418608 0773418601
OCLC Number: 809537770
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 433 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Abstract; Commendatory Foreword; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Statement of the Problem; Chapter 2: Explanation of Methodology; Chapter 3: Synchronic Examination of ANE Birth Annunciations; Chapter 4: Synchronic Examination of HB Birth Annunciations; Chapter 5: Comparison of ANE and HB Birth Annunciations' Forms and Functions; Chapter 6: Examination of Diachronic Issues; Chapter 7: Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Names; Index of Topics
Responsibility: Scott A. Ashmon ; with a foreword by Nili S. Fox.

Abstract:

Ashmon puts forth a structural analysis of birth annunciations in the Hebrew Bible, and Ancient Near Eastern texts. By studying the topic in this way, the author shows a shared culture between Egyptian Hittite, Sumerian, Ugarit cultures and Biblical narratives. It explores an aspect of the Bible that has yet to be the subject of an extensive study. There have been numerous accounts of the birth annunciations of Jesus in the New Testament, but this is the first book to do a scholarly examination of the way prophecies about the birth of special children occur prior to Christ.

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