Continuum Near Eastern History Collection (13 vols.)
by 22 authors William Robertson Smith, John Day, Xuan Huong Thi Pham, Allan Rosengren Petersen, Neil A. Mirau, Walter E. Aufrecht, Steven W. Gauley, Christopher Mee, Piotr Bienkowski, Elizabeth Slater, Tilde Binger, Carmel McCarthy, John F. Healey, Claire Gottlieb, Meir Lubetski, Sharon Keller, Josette Elayi, Jean Sapin, Gregory C. Chirichigno, Charles E. Carter, Victor (Avigdor) Hurowitz, Loveday Alexander
Sheffield Academic Press,T&T Clark 1991–2005
The message of the Bible is not bound by time or place. Nevertheless, understanding the cultural context of the times and places in which the Bible was written is vital for understanding and applying its meaning for today. The 13-volume Continuum Near Eastern History Collection examines the cultural context of the Old Testament, with contributions from over one hundred of today’s top archaeologists, textual scholars, scholars of Jewish and Christian history, and Dead Sea Scrolls scholars.
This collection provides vital background and contextual details for the Old Testament Scriptures. A thorough study of Asherah helps modern readers comprehend the extent of Israel’s descent into idolatry, and the urgency of God’s warnings against worshiping false gods. Detailed examinations of slavery help modern readers comprehend a thorny biblical issue and understand the debt-slavery texts in the Pentateuch. Interdisciplinary studies illuminate the development of economies, the emergence of city-states, the raising of armies, and the cross-cultural connections between the Persian Empire, the Greek world, and the cultures—such as Israel—which lay in between. Scholars also explore the origin and growth of urban culture, the role of cultural elites, the rise of writing and literacy in the ancient world, and many other topics.
The Continuum Near Eastern History Collection is a massive collection of eight monographs, plus five collections of articles and other focused studies—over 100 total. Contributors include archaeologists, textual scholars, scholars of Jewish and Christian history, Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, and more.
With the Logos Bible Software edition, all Scripture references are linked to the original language texts and the Bibles in your library. By employing the advanced search features in Logos, you can find the exact topics or passages you’re looking for. Whether you are encountering the cultural context of the Bible for the first time, or you’re working on advanced archaeological, historical, or textual research, the Logos Bible Software edition is right for you.
- Eight book-length studies, and over 100 shorter studies
- Contributions from archaeologists, textual scholars, scholars of Jewish and Christian history, Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, and more
- All Scripture passages linked to the Bibles in your library
- The newly published second and third series of William Robertson Smith’s Lectures on the Religion of the Semites
- All Scripture passages are linked to the original language texts and English translations in your library
- Mourning in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible
- Beyond the River: New Perspectives on Transeuphratene
- Debt-Slavery in Israel and the Ancient Near East
- Asherah: Goddesses in Ugarit, Israel and the Old Testament
- Images of Empire
- The Royal God: Enthronement Festivals in Ancient Israel and Ugarit?
- The Emergence of Yehud in the Persian Period: A Social and Demographic Study
- Urbanism in Antiquity: From Mesopotamia to Crete
- I Have Built You an Exalted House: Temple Building in the Bible in Light of Mesopotamian and North-West Semitic Writings
- Biblical and Near Eastern Essays: Studies in Honour of Kevin J. Cathcart
- Boundaries of the Ancient Near Eastern World: A Tribute to Cyrus H. Gordon
- Lectures on the Religion of the Semites (Second and Third Series)
- Writing and Ancient Near East Society: Essays in Honor of Alan Millard
- Title: Continuum Near Eastern History Collection
- Publisher: T & T Clark International/Sheffield Academic Press
- Volumes: 13
- Pages: 3,914