The Context of Scripture: Canonical Compositions, Monumental Inscriptions and Archival Documents from the Biblical World
Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers | ISBN: 9004131051 | edition 2003 | PDF | 1550 pages | 56,1 mb
"The Context of Scripture" presents the multifaceted world of ancient writing that forms the colourful background to the literature of the Hebrew Bible. Designed as a reference work for all engaged in the study of the Bible and the ancient Near East, and involving approximately 90 leading scholars, it provides reliable access to a broad, balanced and representative collection of ancient Near Eastern texts that have some bearing on the interpretation of the Bible. Translations of recently discovered texts are included, alongside new translations of better-known texts. The three-volume work features full cross-referencing to comparable Bible passages and bibliographical annotations with judicious commentary.