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The Bible and the ancient Near East

This account of the historical context for the Hebrew Bible explores the diverse origins of such stories as the creation and the flood in the cultures of the ancient Near East. The authors show the striking parallels in the foundational stories told in the Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Hebrew cultures of the time
eBook, English, ©1997
W.W. Norton & Co., New York, ©1997
1 online resource (345 pages : maps
In the beginning
Egypt to the Amarna Age
Mesopotamia to the Amarna Age
The Amarna Age
Homer and the ancient East
The Patriarchal Age
Israel and the Ramesside Age
Israelite law and cult
Israel as a tribal league
The transition to kingship
Israel united under the House of David
The divided kingdoms to Jehu's purge
From Israel's largest empire to the fall of Samaria
Judah alone
Exile and restoration
The passing of Near Eastern antiquity
The Hebrew Bible in the making
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