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Published: 11 October 2012

240 Pages | 2 maps, 12 photos


ISBN: 9780195324921

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A Reader of Ancient Near Eastern Texts

Sources for the Study of the Old Testament

Edited by Michael D. Coogan

  • Carefully chosen texts and translations, from the most accurate and most readable sources, offer illuminating parallels to the Old Testament and Hebrew Bible.
  • Texts arranged by genre and by place of origin.
  • Informative chapter introductions and introductions to each reading.
  • Extensive notes giving biblical references.
  • Presentation geared to a non-specialist audience, with minimal scholarly apparatus and consistent spelling of all names and places throughout.
  • Illustrations show the variety of writing systems and materials used in the ancient Near East.