Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament with Supplement

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This anthology brought together the most important historical, legal, mythological, liturgical, and secular texts of the ancient Near East, with the purpose of providing a rich contextual base for understanding the people, cultures, and literature of the Old Testament. A scholar of religious thought and biblical archaeology, James Pritchard recruited the foremost linguists, historians, and archaeologists to select and translate the texts. The goal, in his words, was "a better understanding of the likenesses and differences ...

Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament with Supplement 1969, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691035031

3rd Revised edition

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