A Reader of Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Sources for the Study of the Old Testament

A Reader of Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Sources for the Study of the Old Testament

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In A Reader of Ancient Near Eastern Texts: Sources for the Study of the Old Testament, leading biblical scholar Michael D. Coogan presents a collection of texts that introduce students to the larger world surrounding the Old Testament. Dating from the third millennium BCE to the turn of the era, the readings have been carefully selected from the most accurate sources and arranged by genre and place of origin. They provide historical correlations to people and events mentioned in the Bible; parallels to biblical genres, motifs, institutions, and concepts; and windows into the lives of ordinary people. The texts are enhanced by chapter and reading introductions, extensive biblical references, and illustrations. Package this anthology with Michael D. Coogan's The Old Testament: A Historical and Literary Introduction to the Hebrew Scriptures, Second Edition (OUP, 2010) or A Brief Introduction to the Old Testament: The Hebrew Bible in Its Context, Second Edition (OUP, 2011) for use in your course and save your students 20%. Please contact your Oxford University Press Sales Representative at 800.280.0280 for details.

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Michael D. Coogan is Lecturer in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School, Director of Publications for the Harvard Semitic Museum, and Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Stonehill College. He is the editor of Oxford Biblical Studies Online and The New Oxford Annotated Bible.

Contents

Preface ; Credits ; Introduction ; 1. MYTHS ; MESOPOTAMIA ; 1. Enuma Elish ; 2. A Creation Myth from Sippar ; 3. A Creation Myth from Ashur ; 4. Dumuzi and Inanna ; UGARIT ; 5. Baal ; HITTITE ; 6. El-kunirsha and Ashertu ; 7. The Disappearance of the Storm God ; 8. The Song of Kumarbi ; EGYPT ; 9. From the Pyramid of Pepi I ; 10. From the Pyramid of Pepi II ; 11. The Memphite Theology ; 12. The Contendings of Horus and Seth ; 2. EPICS ; MESOPOTAMIA ; 13. Gilgamesh ; 14. Atrahasis ; UGARIT ; 15. Kirta ; 16. Aqhat ; HITTITE ; 17. Kanesh and Zalpa ; 18. Appu and His Two Sons ; EGYPT ; 19. The Tale of the Two Brothers ; 3. HISTORIOGRAPHIC TEXTS ; 20. The Sumerian King List ; 21. The Birth Legend of Sargon ; 22. The Curse of Akkad ; 23. The Apology of Hattusili III ; 24. The Merneptah Stela ; 25. The Battle of Qarqar ; 26. Kilamuwa ; 27. The Mesha Stela ; 28. The Tel Dan Stela ; 29. Obelisk of Shalmaneser III ; 30. Stela of Adad-nirari III ; 31. Annals of Tiglath-pileser III ; 32. Summary Inscription of Sargon II ; 33. Chronicles of Merodach-baladan ; 34. Campaign of Sennacherib ; 35. Karatepe ; 36. Summary Inscription of Esar-haddon ; 37. Chronicle of Nebuchadrezzar II ; 38. Administrative Text of Nebuchadrezzar II ; 39. Chronicles of Nabonidus ; 40. The Cyrus Cylinder ; 4. LEGAL AND COMMERICAL TEXTS ; COLLECTIONS AND CODES ; MESOPOTAMIA ; 41. Code of Hammurapi ; HITTITE ; 42. Hittite Laws ; TREATIES ; HITTITE ; 43. Treaty between Suppiluliuma I and Niqmaddu II ; 44. Notice of Tribute to be paid to Hatti by Ugarit ; 45. Treaty between Shattiwaza and Suppiluliuma I ; 46. Treaty between Mursili II and Tuppi-Teshub ; 47. Treaty between Hattusili III and Rameses II ; ARAMAIC ; 48. Treaty between Bar-gayah and Matiel ; MESOPOTAMIA ; 49. Treaty between Ashur-nirari V and Matiel ; 50. Treaty between Easr-haddon and Baal of Tyre ; 51. The Vassal Treaties of Esar-haddon ; CONTRACTS ; 52. Murashu Tablet ; ELEPHANTINE PAPYRI ; 53. Marriage Contract ; 54. Transfer of Real Estate ; 55. Document of Manumission ; COMMERCIAL TRANSACTIONS ; 56-59. Samaria Ostraca ; 60-61. Tell Qasileh Ostraca ; 62-65. Arad Ostraca ; 66-70. Inscribed Jars ; 71. Inscribed Handles from Gibeon ; 72. Seals and Seal Impressions ; 73. Weights ; 5. LETTERS ; ROYAL CORRESPONDENCE ; 74. From Suppiluliuma I to Niqmaddu II ; 75. From Piha-walwi to Ibiranu ; 76. From Naptera to Pudu-Heba ; 77. From Rameses II to Hattusili III ; AMARNA LETTERS ; 78. From Rib-Hadda to the Pharaoh ; 79. From Labayu to the Pharaoh ; 80. From Abdi-Heba to the Pharaoh ; 81. From a Royal Official to King Ashurbanipal ; 82. From Adon to Neco II ; CORRESPONDENCE BETWEEN OFFICIALS ; LACHISH LETTERS ; 83. Lachish Letter 1 ; 84. Lachish Letter 2 ; 85. Lachish Letter 3 ; 86. Lachish Letter 4 ; ARAMAIC LETTERS FROM EGYPT ; 87. From Arsames to Armapiya ; 88. Between Jewish Leaders at Elephantine and the Governor of Judah ; PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE ; 89. From an Egyptian Worker to His Supervisor ; 90. From an Israelite Worker to His Supervisor ; 91. Concerning Passover ; 92. Concerning Repair of a Garment ; 93. Concerning Groceries and the Sabbath ; 6. HYMNS, PRAYERS, LAMENTS, AND RITUALS ; HYMNS AND PRAYERS ; EGYPT ; 94. HYMN TO THE ATEN ; MESOPOTAMIA ; 95. Letter-prayer to Ninmug ; 96. Hymn to Ishtar ; 97. Prayer to Anu ; 98. Hymn to Ishtar ; 99. Hymn to Marduk ; 100. Prayer to a Personal God ; 101. Hymn to Enlil ; 102. Coronation Prayer ; 103. Prayer of Ashurbanipal ; 104. Prayer of Nabonidus to Sin ; 105. Prayer of Nabonidus to God Most High ; 106. Praise of Babylon ; CITY LAMENTS ; 107. Lament for Ur ; 108. Lament for Isin ; OTHER SUMERIAN LAMENTS ; 109. The Raging Sea Will Not be Calmed ; 110. He Is a Storm: At the Howling ; 111. The God Manifest ; RITUALS ; MEDICAL TEXTS ; 112. For Headache ; 113. For a Woman Who Has Suffered Miscarriage ; 114. Garlic for Sickness ; 115. For Toothache ; OTHER RITUAL TEXTS ; 116. Instructions for HittiteTemple Officials ; 117. God and Sacrifice Lists from Ugarit ; 118. Marseilles Tariff ; 7. BURIAL TEXTS ; FUNERARY TEXTS ; EGYPT ; 119. Stela of Intef ; BOOK OF THE DEAD ; 120. Hymn to the Sun God Re ; 121. The Weighing of the Heart ; 122. Hymn to Osiris ; 123. Negative Confession ; 124. For Going Out into the Day ; 125. Shabti Inscription ; 126. Carpentras Stela ; UGARIT ; 127. Royal Funerary Text ; PHOENICIAN ; 128. Ahiram Sarcophagus ; 129. Ahiram Graffito ; 130. Tabnit ; 131. Eshmunazor ; 132. Batnoam ; SAMAL ; 133. Kuttamuwa ; HEBREW ; 134. Silwan ; 135. El-Qom ; 136. Ketef Hinnom ; PERSIAN ; 137. Mausoleum of Cyrus ; 8. COMMEMORATIVE AND DEDICATORY TEXTS ; ARAMAIC ; 138. Tell Fekheriye ; 139. Zakkur ; 140. Bar-Rakib ; 141. Daskyleion ; 142. Kesecek Koyu ; 143. Saraidin ; SAMAL ; 144. Panamuwa ; PHONECIAN ; 145. Yehimilk ; 146. Yehawmilk ; 147. Bodastart ; 148. Pyrgi ; 149. Tell Siran Bottle ; 150. Siloam Tunnel ; 151. Ekron ; 152-55. Kuntillet Ajrud ; 156. Khirbet Beit Lei ; 9. LOVE POEMS ; 157-61. MESOPOTAMIA ; 162-68. EGYPT ; 10. PROPHETIC TEXTS ; EGYPT ; 169. The Prophecy of Neferti ; 170. Wenamun ; MESOPOTAMIA ; MARI LETTERS ; 171. To Zimri-Lim from Nur-Sin ; 172. To Zimri-Lim from Inib-shina ; 173. To Zimri-Lim from Shibtu ; 174. To Zimri-Lim from Yarim-Addu ; 175. To Zimri-Lim, from an unknown sender ; 176. An Oracle from Eshnunna ; NEO-ASSYRIAN ORACLES ; 177-79. TO ESARHADDON ; TRANSJORDAN ; 180. Deir Alla ; 11. WISDOM LITERATURE ; EGYPT ; 181. Satire on the Trades ; 182. Dialogue of a Man with His Soul ; 183. Song of the Harper ; 184. Instruction of Amenemhet ; 185. Instruction of Amenemope ; 186. In Praise of Scribes ; MESOPOTAMIA ; 187. Proverbs ; 188. Advice to a Prince ; 189. The Babylonian Theodicy ; 190. "I will praise the lord of wisdom" ; 191. A Dialogue of Pessimism ; 192. A Drinking Song ; 193. In Praise of Scribes ; HURRIAN ; 194. The Song of Release ; ARAMAIC ; 195. Ahikar ; . Abecedaries ; 196. Ugaritic Abecedary ; HEBREW ABECEDARIES ; 197. Izbet Sartah ; 198. Tel Zayit ; 199. Kuntillet Ajrud ; 200. Gezer Calendar

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  • publication date: 11/10/2012
  • ISBN13: 9780195324921
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 240
  • ID: 9780195324921
  • weight: 502
  • ISBN10: 0195324927

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