Ancient Near Eastern Thought And The Old Testament 2nd (Paperback)

    Ancient Near Eastern Thought And The Old Testament 2nd (Paperback)

    John H Walton
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    Release June 2018
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    Leading evangelical scholar John Walton surveys the cultural context of the ancient Near East; bringing insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. This new edition of a top-selling textbook has been thoroughly updated and revised throughout to reflect the refined thinking of a mature scholar. It includes over 30 illustrations. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.

    Contents

    Part 1: Comparative Studies
    1. History and Methods
    2. Comparative Studies; Scholarship; and Theology
    Part 2: Literature of the Ancient Near East
    3. Summary of the Literature of the Ancient Near East
    Part 3: Religion
    4. The Gods
    5. Temples and Rituals
    6. State and Family Religion
    Part 4: Cosmos
    7. Cosmic Geography
    8. Cosmology and Cosmogony
    Part 5: People
    9. Understanding the Past: Human Origins and Role
    10. Understanding the Past: Historiography
    11. Encountering the Present: Guidance for Life--Divination and Omens
    12. Encountering the Present: Context of Life--Cities and Kingship
    13. Encountering the Present: Guidelines for Life--Law and Wisdom
    14. Pondering the Future on Earth and after Death
    Concluding Remarks
    Appendix: Individual Gods
    IndexesJohn H. Walton (PhD; Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College in Wheaton; Illinois. He speaks extensively on reading the Old Testament in its ancient context and is the author or editor of numerous books; including The Lost World of Genesis One; The Lost World of the Israelite Conquest; The Lost World of Adam and Eve; Old Testament Theology for Christians; and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.