Scripture in Context II: More Essays on the Comparative Method
William W. Hallo, James C. Moyer, Leo G. Perdue
Eisenbrauns, 1983 - Religion - 250 pages
"In the summers of 1978 and 1980, William W. Hallo directed two National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminars, both of which had the title: 'Biblical History in its Near Eastern Setting.' These seminars, conducted at Yale University, have now resulted in two related collections of essays. This second collection, Scripture in Context II, had its origins in the 1980 seminar. Both seminars investigated in chronological sequence the major phases of ancient Near Eastern history and focused on the history, literary traditions, and religion of ancient Israel within the context of her cultural environs. A major concern was to recognize and explore the implications of the way in which the native biblical and extra-biblical literary traditions rendered account of themselves. The methodology followed in the seminars and the resulting essays is the contextual approach. This approach to the study of biblical history, literature, and religion is concerned not only to discover illuminating and insightful parallels between biblical and extrabiblical sources, but also to note and recognize the implications of significant and important differences."--Jacket.
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A PRELIMINARY STUDY
A SELECTED COMPARISON
ANCIENT AMPHICTYONIES SIC ET NON
AN HISTORICAL RECONSTRUCTION OF THE EMERGENCE OF ISRAELITE KINGSHIP AND THE REIGN OF SAUL
THE TESTAMENT OF DAVID AND EGYPTIAN ROYAL INSTRUCTIONS
THE ARCHETYPAL UNHEILSHERRSCHER IN MESOPOTAMIAN AND BIBLICAL HISTORIOGRAPHY
MICAH AND THE PROBLEM OF CONTINUITIES AND DISCONTINUITIES IN PROPHECY
THE JUDAEAN EXILE AFTER 701 BCE
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