Hidden Riches Paperback

A Sourcebook for the Comparative Study of the Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East

by Christopher B. Hays;

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Hidden Riches

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This study considers the historical, cultural, and literary significance of some of the most important Ancient Near East (ANE) texts that illuminate the Hebrew Bible. Christopher B. Hays provides primary texts from the Ancient Near East with a comparison to literature of the Hebrew Bible to demonstrate how Israel's Scriptures not only draw from these ancient contexts but also reshape them in a unique way.Hays offers a brief introduction to comparative studies, then lays out examples from various literary genres that shed light on particular biblical texts. Texts about ANE law collections, treaties, theological histories, prophecies, ritual texts, oracles, prayers, hymns, laments, edicts, and instructions are compared to corresponding literature in the Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings of the Hebrew Bible. The book includes summaries to help instructors and students identify key points for comparison. By considering the literary and historical context of other literature, students will come away with a better understanding of the historical, literary, and theological depth of the Hebrew Bible.

Hidden Riches by Christopher B. Hays was published by Westminster/John Knox Press,U.S. in October 2014. The ISBN for Hidden Riches is 9780664237011.

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Details for Hidden Riches

Page last updated 15th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWestminster/John Knox Press,U.S. (October 2014)
Number of Pages288
Thickness23 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4297336
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