Texte aus der Umwelt des Alten Testaments (TUAT) (Engl. approx.: Texts from the Cultural Environment of the Old Testament) is a comprehensive collection of Ancient Near Eastern texts in German translation. Each text is an original translation by an expert in its respective culture and language, and comes with extensive commentary and cultural background information.
TUAT is released in two series with a total of 27 volumes. The New Series (Neue Folge) mostly expands on the Old Series (Alte Folge) but also includes new editions of a few significant texts. This collection bundles the Old and New Series.
TUAT is highly respected by scholars and includes multiple texts that have not been translated into any other modern language. TUAT offers unique insights into the world of the Old Testament that can enrich your Bible study.
Please note this respected scholarly work is in German.
A monumental resource like TUAT used to be hard to find outside a seminary library. But even with access to the print volumes, it would be cumbersome to find texts that are relevant to your study. TUAT's Logos edition can be searched in a matter of seconds--on your PC, Mac, or mobile device.
Dr. Otto Kaiser is a Protestant Theologian. He was a professor at University of Marburg 1960-1993. Dr. Kaiser has researched a broad set of topics, including all aspects of the Old Testament and its related fields. His acclaimed "Introduction to the Old Testament" is a standard textbook for prospective Bible Scholars in Germany. Another one of his main interests is the prophet Isaiah. Kaiser's commentary triggered a wave of new research on the prophetic writing.
Bernd Janowski, born 1943, Dr. theol, is professor (em.) for Old Testament at the Faculty of Protestant Theology at the University of Tübingen.
Daniel Schwemer, born 1970, Dr. phil., is the Chair for Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Würzburg, as well as Research Associate at the University of London's School of Oriental & African Studies.