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The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III (review)

The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III (review) THE BIBLE IN THE LIGHT OF CUNEIFORM LITERATURE: SCRIPTURE IN CONTEXT III. William W. Hallo, Bruce William Jones, and Gerald L. Mattingly, eds. Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies 8. pp. xii + 486. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1990. Cloth, $89.95. This volume is the third to be produced from the NEH seminars conducted by Professor Hallo in the area of comparative studies. The seminar was held during the summer of 1987. As in the previous volumes, Hallo offers an introductory article of broad scope. Although the participants in the course all have earned Ph.D.'s, they are not necessarily specialists in the field in which they are writing. Though their research has been guided skillfully, they lack their mentor's fluency with the textual material, cultures, and languages of the ancient world. Scholars will find three or four of the articles to be of enduring value. Some assume the reader to be a sophisticated specialist familiar with the original languages as well as the primary and secondary literature to which reference is made; others remind the reader of a plot as basic as that of the Gilgamesh Epic as though it might be unknown. Unfortunately, the book's price ($89.95) will http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Bible in the Light of Cuneiform Literature: Scripture in Context III (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 33 (1) – Oct 5, 1992

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THE BIBLE IN THE LIGHT OF CUNEIFORM LITERATURE: SCRIPTURE IN CONTEXT III. William W. Hallo, Bruce William Jones, and Gerald L. Mattingly, eds. Ancient Near Eastern Texts and Studies 8. pp. xii + 486. Lewiston: Edwin Mellen, 1990. Cloth, $89.95. This volume is the third to be produced from the NEH seminars conducted by Professor Hallo in the area of comparative studies. The seminar was held during the summer of 1987. As in the previous volumes, Hallo offers an introductory article of broad scope. Although the participants in the course all have earned Ph.D.'s, they are not necessarily specialists in the field in which they are writing. Though their research has been guided skillfully, they lack their mentor's fluency with the textual material, cultures, and languages of the ancient world. Scholars will find three or four of the articles to be of enduring value. Some assume the reader to be a sophisticated specialist familiar with the original languages as well as the primary and secondary literature to which reference is made; others remind the reader of a plot as basic as that of the Gilgamesh Epic as though it might be unknown. Unfortunately, the book's price ($89.95) will

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Published: Oct 5, 1992

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