Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible

Baker Academic
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Much of the Old Testament seems strange to contemporary readers. However, as we begin to understand how ancient people viewed the world, the Old Testament becomes more clearly a book that stands within its ancient context as it also speaks against it. John Walton provides here a thoughtful introduction to the conceptual world of the ancient Near East.

Walton surveys the literature of the ancient Near East and introduces the reader to a variety of beliefs about God, religion, and the world. In helpful sidebars, he provides examples of how such studies can bring insight to the interpretation of specific Old Testament passages. Students and pastors who want to deepen their understanding of the Old Testament will find this a helpful and instructive study.
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About the author

John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College. He is the author or editor of numerous books, including A Survey of the Old Testament, Old Testament Today, and The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament.
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Publisher
Baker Academic
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Published on
Nov 1, 2006
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Pages
368
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ISBN
9781585582914
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Language
English
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Genres
Religion / Biblical Criticism & Interpretation / Old Testament
Religion / Biblical Studies / General
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