I Have Written To The King, My Lord Paperback

Secular Analogies for the Psalms

by Roger Tomes;

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I Have Written To The King, My Lord

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The psalms in the Hebrew Bible have often been compared with the religious texts of Mesopotamia, Egypt and Canaan. Roger Tomes shows, in this incisive monograph, how the letters of the ancient Near East, from Mari, Amarna, Ugarit, Nimrud and Nineveh, are an equally rewarding analogue. In them we find suppliants, caught in crisis situations, appealing to their rulers; they use the same arguments to persuade them to act as the psalmists in their appeals to God: protestations of innocence, confession of faults, promises of loyalty, descriptions of plight, appeal to the other's own interests, direct reproaches and quotation of the reproaches of enemies, and expressions of dependence. These are parallels that have much to teach us about the social position of the psalmists and their relationship to the cult.

I Have Written To The King, My Lord by Roger Tomes was published by Sheffield Phoenix Press in June 2006 and is our 62454th best seller. The ISBN for I Have Written To The King, My Lord is 9781905048717.

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Details for I Have Written To The King, My Lord

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherSheffield Phoenix Press (June 2006)
EditionNew edition
Number of Pages160
Thickness8 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code1017001
Page last updated 5th May 2018
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