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By John L. Kaltner, Steven L. McKenzie

This publication presents an advent to the languages which are very important for the research of the Hebrew Bible and historic 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 participants 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 basic creation by means of John Huehnergard discusses the significance of the learn of close to jap languages for biblical scholarship, aiding to make the amount an amazing source for people starting an in-depth examine of the Hebrew Bible.

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The primary breakthrough came with the discovery and publication of the trilingual inscription at Bisutun by H. C. Rawlinson in 1845. This was an inscription in honor of Darius written in Old Persian, Elamite, and Akk. Scholars working on the inscription were able to compare the Akk text with that of the Old Persian and Elamite. This eventually led to a full decipherment by scholars such as G. F. Grotefend of Germany, J. Oppert of France, E. Hincks of Ireland and W. H. Fox Talbot, E. Norris, and Rawlinson of England.

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. ). These collections, based on Sumerian models, reveal a basic consistency of thought that continued throughout the two thousand years of Mesopotamian civilization. That there should be correspondences between biblical law and ancient Near Eastern law is not surprising because of the centrality of law in both cultures. Parallels may be seen both in form and content.

Rainey, Canaanite in the Amarna Tablets: A Linguistic Analysis of the Mixed Dialect Used by the Scribes from Canaan (Leiden: Brill, 1996). 17 On Akkadian loanwords in Hebrew, see Paul V. : Eisenbrauns, 2000). 18 For other examples of newly recovered Hebrew words, see Harold R. : Scholars Press, 1978). 3. CULTURAL CONCEPTS Akkadian words can also elucidate cultural concepts that have been taken over by Israel. ” The cherubim in the ancient Near East were winged creatures, half man and half beast, and they had the duty of protecting sacred regions.

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