Franz Delitzsch's lectures in 1902 and 1903 set off the Babel-Bible controversy, which rocked Europe and North America. In this searing critique of Delitzsch, Gunkel provides his own analysis of the relationship between ancient Israel and Babylon. In this edition, Gunkel's original work is newly translated, with a new Foreword, notes, bibliographies, and indexes.
Gunkel (1862-1932) succeeded Carl Cornhill in 1920 in the coveted Chair of Old Testament at the University of Halle. This book is the opening section of his monumental 'Commentary on Genesis'.
List of Illustrations Foreword by K.C. Hanson Abbreviations 1. Delitzsch, Babylon, and the Bible 2. The Broad Reach of Babylonian Civilization 3. Babylonian Influences and Delitzsch's Misinterpretations 4. Babylonian Influences on Israelite Culture 5. Babylonian Influences on Israelite Religion 6. Revelation in Israel Bibliography Index of Ancient Documents Index of Ancient Names Index of Authors