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Published: 06 November 2018

240 Pages

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198784210

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Children in Ancient Israel

The Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in Comparative Perspective

Shawn W. Flynn

  • Utilizes ancient Near Eastern texts to define and flesh out logical stages in an ancient child's life as the primary lens to understand select biblical texts
  • Questions the value of children in biblical texts and their ancient context reveals a distinct role of deities in each of the stages of a child's life