Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations

Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 080102420X

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Mesopotamia and the Bible: Comparative Explorations

Language: English

Pages: 400

ISBN: 080102420X

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Thirteen scholars explore possible points of connection between the Bible and its ancient Near Eastern context, illuminating the methadologies, contributions, and limitations of both biblical studies and Assyriology. Contents include: "Assyriology and Biblical Studies: A Century of Tension" --Mark W. Chavalas "The Quest for Sargon, Pul, and Tiglath-Pileser in the Nineteenth Century"--Steven W. Holloway "Sumer, the Bible, and Comparative Method: Historiography and Temple Building"--Richard E. Avergeck "Syria and Northern Mesopotamia to the End of the Third MIllennium B.C.E."--Mark W. Chavalas "Syro-Mesopotamia:The Old Babylonian Period"--Ronald A. Veenker "Syria to the Early Second Millennium"---Victor H. Matthews "Apprehending Kidnapers by Correspondence at Provincial Arrapha"--David C. Deuel "The Bible and Alalakh"--Richard S. Hess "Emar: On the Road from Harran to Hebron"--Daniel E. Fleming "Voices from the Dust: The Tablets from Ugarit and the Bible"--Wayne T. Pitard "The Rise of the Aramean States"--William Schniedewind "Recent Study on Sargon II, King of Assyria: Implications for Biblical Studies"--K. Lawson Younger Jr. "What Has Nebuchadnezzar to Do with David? On the Neo-Babylonian Period and Early Israel"--Bill T. Arnold "The Eastern Jewish Diaspora under the Babylonians"--Edwin Yamauchi

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place the Bible in its greater ancient Near Eastern context. The emphasis, however, is placed primarily on Mesopotamia and its relationship to biblical studies. Mark W. Chavalas K. Lawson Younger, Jr ABBREVIATIONS AASOR AAA AAAS AAT AB ABC ABD ABL ActSum AfO AMI AHw AION AJA AJBI AKA AnBib AnBoll ANET AnOr AnSt AO AOSup AOAT(S) AoF AOS AOTS Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research Annals of Archaeology and Anthropology (University of Liverpool) Annales archeologiques arabes

fact Israelite civilization was derived from Babylonia. Thus, comparative analysis was ultimately not productive, since Babylonia was the source of Hebrew civilization. He then argued that many Babylonian features were still clung to by the Judeo-Christian religious tradition (by way of the Old Testament). Thus, in a series of lectures, Assyriology went from an innocent scholarly pursuit to a discipline that had direct relevance to modern religion. Delitzsch also claimed that the divine name

Sargon/Esarhaddon. In the absence of a convincing reading based on phonetic sign values, even good guesswork went begging. Oppert's work with the syllabaries Sa and Sb presumably allowed him to identify accurately the author of the Black Obelisk with Shalmaneser HOLLOWAY The Quest for Sargon, Pul and Tiglath-Pileser 73 year 1853, with the publication of the results of Layard's second campaign in Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon, Layard could boast that the progress of

Frayne, Sargonic and Gutian Periods (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1993) The Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia: Early Periods. Volume 3.1: D.O. Edzard, Gudea and His Dynasty (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997) Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia: Early Periods. Volume 3.2: D. Frayne, Ur IIIPeriod (2112-2004 BC) (Toronto: University of Toronto, 1997) Royal Inscriptions of Mesopotamia: Early Periods. Volume 4: D. Frayne, Old Babylonian Period (2003-1595 BC) (Toronto: University of Toronto,

Societies of the Middle East', in L'Equipe ecologie et anthropologie des societes pastorales (ed.), Pastoral Production and Society (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979): 43-65. 'Shamshi-Adad and Sons: The Rise and Fall of an Upper Mesopotamian Empire', in CANE: II, 873-83. 190 Watson, P.J. 1980 Zarins, J. 1992 Mesopotamia and the Bible 'The Theory and Practice of Ethnoarchaeology with Special Reference to the Near East', Paleorient 6: 55-64. 'Pastoral Nomadism in Arabia:

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