Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature [Hardcover]

By Kenton L. Sparks (Author)
Our Price $ 34.00  
Retail Value $ 40.00  
You Save $ 6.00  (15%)  
Item Number 42991  
Buy New $34.00
Out Of Stock!
Discontinued - Out Of Print
The manufacturer has discontinued this product and no longer offers it for sale. We are unable to obtain more stock.

Item Specifications...

Pages   514
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.4" Width: 6.36" Height: 1.33"
Weight:   1.99 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Aug 31, 2005
Publisher   HENDRICKSON PUBLISHER #40
ISBN  1565634071  
EAN  9781565634077  


Availability  0 units.


Item Description...
Overview
The Hebrew Bible represents no mere collection of books but a stunning array of literary genres. To fully illuminate the history and culture of the Old Testament, it is necessary to compare these ancient writings to similar texts written concurrently by Israel's neighbors. Beginning with an overview of the important literary archives of the ancient Near East, Sparks provides exhaustive references to the ancient literary counterparts to the Hebrew Bible's major genres. Surveying the ancient writings found throughout Egypt, Mesopotamia, Anatolia, and Palestine, Sparks provides a brief summary of each text discussed, translating brief portions and linking them to literarily similar biblical passages. Exploring over 30 genres-wisdom, hymns, love poetry, rituals, prophecy, apocalyptic, novella, epic legend, myth, genealogy, history, law, treaty, epigraphic materials, and others-it offers an exemplary guide to the fertile literary environment from which the canonical writings sprung. Rich with bibliographic material, this invaluable catalog enables the reader to locate not only the published texts in their original ancient languages but to find suitable English translations and commentary bearing on these ancient texts. A number of helpful indexes round out this outstanding resource. Providing students with a thorough introduction to the literature of the ancient Near East-and time-pressed scholars with an admirably up-to-date research tool-it will become a syllabus standard for a myriad of courses.

Buy Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature by Kenton L. Sparks from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9781565634077 & 1565634071

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature by Kenton L. Sparks today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Kenton L. Sparks

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Kenton L. Sparks (PhD, University of North Carolina) is vice president for marketing and enrollment and is also special assistant to the president at Eastern University in St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is the author of several books, including God's Word in Human Words and Ethnicity and Identity in Ancient Israel.

Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Reference > Foreign Languages > Instruction > Hebrew   [172  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > Old Testa   [1604  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General   [10297  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Language Studies   [560  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > Old Testament   [695  similar products]
7General   [  similar products]



Similar Products
Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible
Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament: Introducing the Conceptual World of the Hebrew Bible
Item: 51009

Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study (Encountering Biblical Studies)
Readings from the Ancient Near East: Primary Sources for Old Testament Study (Encountering Biblical Studies)
Item: 145065

Commentary-IVP Bible Background Comment-Old Testament
Commentary-IVP Bible Background Comment-Old Testament
Item: 48590

Lost World Of Genesis One
Lost World Of Genesis One
Item: 577866



Reviews - What do our customers think?
Massive Bibliography and Introduction  Apr 22, 2006
This work will guide you into the massive amount of ancient textual material that is relevant to understanding the ancient world of the Hebrew Bible and the resources that are available with respect to such literature. In addition to extensive bibliographic information regarding the resources available in multiple languages, Sparks provides relatively brief descriptions of various resources and categories of resources, which is very helpful as an introduction.

In addition to summarizing the ancient literature, he sometimes comments on the particular significance of such literature for the study of the Hebrew Bible (eg, love poetry). He seems to have a predisposition to conclude that the Hebrew Bible is specifically modeled on other similar literature, sometimes based simply upon such similarity (eg, king lists and geneologies) but the bottom line is that this is a valuable reference guide whether one agrees with Sparks' suggestions or not. In the preface, he says there will be a forthcoming companion volume in which he will focus on examining the Hebrew Bible in light of the literary context referenced in this book.
 

Write your own review about Ancient Texts For The Study Of The Hebrew Bible: A Guide To The Background Literature





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support