By T.C. Vriezen, A.S. van der Woude; Translated by Brian Doyle
Historic Israelite and Early Jewish Literature deals greater than easily an creation to the previous testomony (Hebrew Bible). The Hebrew Bible continues to be not just the first quantitative resource for our wisdom of the literature of historical Israel, it additionally enjoys decisive spiritual and cultural value for either Judaism and Christianity. even though, elevated curiosity in Early Judaism as successor to the faith of historic Israel and history to the recent testomony calls for an creation that publications the reader in the course of the maze of Jewish literature relationship from the Hellenistic and Early Roman sessions. This creation basically deals a literary and historical-critical method of the fabric it treats. Given the character of convinced historic Israelite inscriptions, the books of the Hebrew bible and the texts of Early Judaism, although, it includes a few religio-historical or theological factors the place acceptable. specifically, the literary-historical research present in this quantity underlines the canonical personality of the Hebrew Bible. The publication concludes with a priceless appendix that in brief explains technical techniques and exegetical equipment.
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149–155; COS I, pp. 343–356; J. C. de Moor, op. , 1987, pp. 224–273. See also B. Margalit, The Ugaritic Poem of Aqht. Text, Translation, Commentary (BZAW 182), Berlin 1989 and K. T. Aitken, The Aqhat Narrative ( JSS Monograph 13), Manchester 1990. 27 Translation: ANET, pp. 142–149; COS I, pp. ); J. C. de Moor, op. , 1987, pp. 191–223. ancient israelite literature 33 him, the god El appears to him in a dream thinking that Keret desires to possess divine kingship. The latter, however, is more interested in siring a multitude of sons.
44 Among the legal codices which have been passed on to us from the Mesopotamian world,45 the Codex of Hammurabi46 dating from the eighteenth century BCE has perhaps become the most familiar. 47 The close kinship between the juridical stipulations and several of those found in the 42 See, for example, K. Baltzer, Das Bundesformular (WMANT 4), Neukirchen 1960; D. J. McCarthy, Treaty and Covenant. A Study in Form in the Ancient Oriental Documents and the Old Testament (Analecta Biblica 21), Rome 1963.
Edition with transcription and translation published in the series “Archives royales de Mari: Textes cunéiformes du Louvre” by ancient israelite literature 29 the central section of the Euphrates, which experienced prosperity during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries BCE. The thousands of clay tablets discovered at the Mari royal palace provide us with interesting information concerning the history of the period, its prevailing social structures and use of personal names. Rites for the establishment of covenants, which are reminiscent of Genesis 15, and theophoric names written, for example, in combination with Ja'qub ( Jacob), together with the mention of the “city of Nahor” (cf.