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Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology
"Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology" traces the many parallels between the Old Testament (and Bible as a whole) and the ancient Near East, including creation and flood narratives, common literary and legal forms, supposed acts of deities and the God of the Bible, and more. Instead of merely studying a random selection of parallels, however, Jeffrey Niehaus pr ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published March 13th 2008 by Kregel Academic & Professional
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Imperative to reaf the Old Testament. Cover parallels with neighbouring cultures, differences and the setting in which the OT was written. Together with Waltons Ancient Near Eastern Thought opens up the OT world and brings the meaning into focus.
A comprehensive refutation of the widely accepted documentary hypothesis that claims the Pentateuch was written throughout the 1st millenium BC and compiled later in post-exilic times. The book provides extensive examples that draw parallels from Ancient Near Eastern writings to central themes in biblical theology, proving that such religious concepts existed in the ancient world over a thousand years before the time of Moses.
Whether you are a seasoned scholar or just getting your feet wet in biblical theology this is an excellent book that helps readers understand a commonly misunderstood topic; the relationship between biblical Israel and it environment on a literary and conceptual level. Highly recommended!
awesome background to the motifs in Scripture that have been discovered through the liberal search to uncover the untruths of Scripture. This volume seems to allow their findings to be present but can offer and alternative to their summaries that is surprising.