Ancient Israelite And Early Jewish Literature: Tenth, by T.C. Vriezen, A.S. van der Woude; Translated by Brian Doyle

By T.C. Vriezen, A.S. van der Woude; Translated by Brian Doyle

Old Israelite and Early Jewish Literature deals greater than easily an creation to the outdated testomony (Hebrew Bible). The Hebrew Bible continues to be not just the first quantitative resource for our wisdom of the literature of old Israel, it additionally enjoys decisive spiritual and cultural importance for either Judaism and Christianity. in spite of the fact that, elevated curiosity in Early Judaism as successor to the faith of old Israel and historical past to the recent testomony calls for an advent that publications the reader throughout the maze of Jewish literature courting from the Hellenistic and Early Roman sessions. This creation essentially deals a literary and historical-critical method of the fabric it treats. Given the character of sure old Israelite inscriptions, the books of the Hebrew bible and the texts of Early Judaism, notwithstanding, it includes a few religio-historical or theological reasons the place applicable. particularly, the literary-historical research present in this quantity underlines the canonical personality of the Hebrew Bible. The publication concludes with a beneficial appendix that in short explains technical options and exegetical equipment.

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As a consequence thereof a drought engulfs the land for several years. When Daniel finally gets to know what happened he turns to Baal for help but the latter is unable to bring Aqhat back from the dead. At the end of the preserved text of the legend we find Daniel summoning the spirits of the dead in the hope that with their help he will once again be able to embrace his son. Beside the motifs of the promise of a son (cf. Gen. 15:4–6; 18:1–15) and the withering of the vegetation, the capriciousness of the gods constitutes a striking element of the legend.

G. , Bibliographie de Mari. Archéologie et textes (1933–1988), Wiesbaden 1990. 13 Cf. R. de Vaux, “Les patriarches hébreux et les découvertes modernes”, RB 53 (1946), 321–348; 55 (1948), 321–347; 56 (1949), 5–36; J. M. Holt, The Patriarchs of Israel, Nashville 1964. 14 Cf. E. A. Speiser, Genesis (AB 1), Garden City NY 1964, pp. xxxvii–xliii; M. Dietrich und O. Loretz, Nuzi-Bibliographie (AOAT Sonderreihe 11), Kevelaer/ Neukirchen-Vluyn 1972; T. Frymer-Kensky, “Patriarchal Family Relationships and Near Eastern Law”, BiAr 44 (1981), 209–214.

37 W. W. Hallo, op. , p. 180; J. Naveh, “Old Hebrew Inscriptions in a Burial Cave”, IEJ 13 (1963), 74–92; F. M. Cross, “The Cave Inscriptions from Khirbet Beit Lei”, in: J. A. ), Near Eastern Archaeology in the Twentieth Century. Essays in Honor of Nelson Glueck, New York 1970, pp. 229–306; G. I. Davies, op. , 1991, pp. 88–89; K. A. D. Smelik, op. , 1984, pp. 153–155; J. Renz, op. , 1995, I, pp. 242–251. CHAPTER TWO ANCIENT ISRAELITE LITERATURE IN ITS ANCIENT NEAR EASTERN CONTEXT ANET; ANEP; KAI; TUAT; COS; DDD; E.

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