Michael Heiser - Genesis and the Ancient Near East
Curious readers these days can find with relative ease texts translated and untranslated from the ancient Near East and information about the ancient world in books and articles, in libraries and bookstores, both academic and popular, in print and online, along with television and movie offerings that display ancient scenes, with or without historical accuracy.
Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more. If you have previously obtained access with your personal account, Please log in. If you previously purchased this article, Log in to Readcube. Log out of Readcube.
More Options. 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.
Granted, one should not indulge in chronological snobbery apud CS Lewis and despise three thousand years of Scriptural exegesis because it did not draw on so much information as is available today This book is excellent if you would like to better understand the background of the Old Testament. Understanding the 'conceptual world' or worldview and customs of the ANE allows one to better John H. 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.