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Near Eastern religious texts relating to the Old Testament

Author: Walter Beyerlin; et al
Publisher: Philadelphia : Westminster Press, ©1978.
Series: Old Testament library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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W. Beyerlin, the editor, selected all texts and commentaries. He added references to points of comparison to the O.T. The book was translated and published in English. There are 15 illustrations throughout the book, and five plates; also a list of abbreviations. The introduction covers items like the discovery of the texts, and their collection, followed by a history and description of their analysis. Author  Read more...
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Religionsgeschichtliches Textbuch zum Alten Testament. English.
Near Eastern religious texts relating to the Old Testament.
Philadelphia : Westminster Press, ©1978
(OCoLC)988107594
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Beyerlin; et al
ISBN: 0664213634 9780664213633
OCLC Number: 3609429
Notes: Translation of Religionsgeschichtliches Textbuch zum Alten Testament, which is a translation of ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Hittite, Ugaritic, and North Semitic texts, with commentary.
Description: xxviii, 288 pages, 4 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Egyptian texts / Hellmut Brunner. Myths ; Cultic hymns (and literary imitations) ; Royal texts ; Personal prayers and hymns ; Precepts for life ; From the Book of the dead --
Mesopotamian texts / Hartmut Schmökel. Myths, epics and scattered saga material ; Hymns, prayers and laments ; Predictions and prophetic sayings ; Curses in treaties, catalogues of sins ; Wisdom --
Hittite texts / Cord Kühne. Myths ; Prayers ; From royal substitutionary rituals ; Instructions --
Ugaritic texts / Karl-Heinz Bernhardt. Myths ; Prayer ; Epics --
North Semitic texts from the first millennium BC / E. Lipiński. Votive inscriptions ; Inscriptions on buildings ; Sepulchral inscriptions ; Seals ; Incantations ; Cultic inscription ; Graffiti ; Administrative texts ; Correspondence ; Treaty inscriptions ; Mythography.
Series Title: Old Testament library.
Other Titles: Religionsgeschichtliches Textbuch zum Alten Testament.
Responsibility: edited by Walter Beyerlin, in collaboration with Hellmut Brunner ... [et al. ; translated by John Bowden from the German].

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W. Beyerlin, the editor, selected all texts and commentaries. He added references to points of comparison to the O.T. The book was translated and published in English. There are 15 illustrations throughout the book, and five plates; also a list of abbreviations. The introduction covers items like the discovery of the texts, and their collection, followed by a history and description of their analysis. Author provided: information on the text, where it was found and kept and the version of translation; outline of historical and literary context; details of points of comparison with the O.T.; citations of relevant literature. Beyerlin broke up the main body of the book into five sections: Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Hittite, Ugaritic, and North Semitic. Editor gave an introduction to each section. He also included sub-sections with headings, including items like myths, creation stories, prayers, epics, different kinds of Inscriptions, votives, rituals, instructions, and prophecies, plus some others, depending on what sorts of texts are available from each main section under discussion -- From Amazon description.

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