By John L. Kaltner, Steven L. McKenzie
This booklet offers an creation to the languages which are very important for the research of the Hebrew Bible and historical Israel. It includes articles on Akkadian, Arabic, Aramaic, Egyptian, Biblical and Epigraphic Hebrew, Post-biblical Hebrew, Hittite, Phoenician, the Northwest Semitic dialects (Ammonite, Edomite, and Moabite), and Ugaritic. The members are Peggy L. Day, Frederick E. Greenspahn, Jo Ann Hackett, Harry A. Hoffner, Jr., John Kaltner, Charles R. Krahmalkov, Baruch A. Levine, David Marcus, Simon B. Parker, and Donald B. Redford. A normal creation by means of John Huehnergard discusses the significance of the research of close to jap languages for biblical scholarship, aiding to make the quantity a terrific source for people starting an in-depth learn of the Hebrew Bible.
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Extra resources for Beyond Babel: A Handbook for Biblical Hebrew and Related Languages (Resources for Biblical Study)
When applied to Israel, God metaphorically becomes Israel’s suzerain and Israel his vassal. 27 24 The quotations in this paragraph are based on ANET, 284–85, 288. , 564. , Essential Papers on Israel and the Ancient Near East, 69–102. 27 On vassal treaties, see Moshe Weinfeld, Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomic School (Oxford: Clarendon, 1972); idem, “The Loyalty Oath in the Ancient Near East,” UF 8 (1976): 379–414. DAVID MARCUS 35 One of the main sources of comparison in the area of law between the Bible and Mesopotamia is the codes or legal collections.
V. Mankowski, Akkadian Loanwords in Biblical Hebrew. 4. BIBLIOGRAPHY Black, Jeremy, Andrew George, and Nicholas Postgate. A Concise Dictionary of Akkadian. Wiesbaden: Harrasowitz, 1999. Borger, Rykle. Babylonisch-assyrische Lesestücke. Rome: Pontifical Biblical Institute, 1963. Budge, E. A. Wallis. The Rise and Progress of Assyriology. London: Martin Hopkinson, 1925. Caplice, Richard I. ” ABD 4:170–73. ———. Introduction to Akkadian. 3d rev. ed. Studia Pohl: Series Maior 9. Rome: Biblical Institute Press, 1988.
DAVID MARCUS 31 them. , Shamash “the sun,” Tiamat “the deep water,” Sin “the moon,” and Anu “the sky”). In Enuma Elish there is no creation of plants and animal life or of birds, reptiles, or fish. A major feature in Enuma Elish to which much space is given is the building and dedication of a temple complex and a long hymn in honor of Marduk, the chief god of Babylon. Nothing like this is to be found in the Gen 1 account that concludes with the creation of the Sabbath. Because of these differences, some scholars believe that Enuma Elish should more properly be compared, not with the creation account, but with other parts of the Bible.