Cuneiform Parallels to the Old Testament (Classic Reprint)

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Early in the history of Assyriology Professor Eber hard Schrader, of Berlin, published his Keilinschriften und das Alte Testament (giessen, which appeared in a second edition rewritten and doubled in size (gies sen, and was then translated into English by the Rev. Owen C. Whitehouse (london, In this great book the Assyrian and Babylonian inscription material illustrative of the Old Testament was col lected under the biblical passages in transliteration and translation. In German or in English dress this book went everywhere, every student of Hebrew or of Assy rian consulted it, every Old Testament commentator quoted from it or made reference to it; its in?uence was incalculable. The rapid progress of exploration, decipherment, and explanation soon left it antiquated, and the eagerly desired new edition appeared, entirely rewritten by Professors Heinrich Zimmern and Hugo Winckler (berlin, and upon a new plan. In this new edition, far more learned than the former and crowded with matter of high importance, suggestive, brilliant, instructive, the original texts, as Schrader had given them, were omitted and their place supplied by elaborate discussion of all the questions involved. The loss of the inscription material was partially sup plied by the exceedingly useful Keilinschriftliches Text buch zum Allen Testament by Professor Winckler (leip zig, first edition, 1892; second, 1903; third, which gave in transliteration and translation the important historical and mythological texts necessary to the un derstanding of the Old Testament.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Robert William Rogers


Published Date - August 26 2019

ISBN - 9780331727951

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.5 cm

Page Count - 592

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