In the early twentieth century, there was a fierce, ongoing debate in Germany about the influence of ancient Babylon on the nation of Israel. Many books and lectures were published on this topic at the time, and perhaps none so famous as scholar Herman Gunkel’s Israel and Babylon: The Influence of Babylon on the Religion of Israel. He joins in the discussion with a succinct yet thorough essay, addressing previous conversations, Babylonian civilization, and the proper place of other cultures in ancient Hebrew context.
This edition features a preface by the translator, giving a complete introduction to the debate and context surrounding it. As well as showing the prevalence of Scripture, Israel and Babylon: The Influence of Babylon on the Religion of Israel is an important historical document from one of the premier German scholars of the 1900s. The Logos edition allows you to search for words and topics with just one click, making study of this topic fast and easy.
- Concise discussion of the influence of ancient Babylon on Israel
- Contains introduction to topic
- Title: Israel and Babylon: The Influence of Babylon on the Religion of Israel
- Author: Herman Gunkel
- Publisher: John Jos. McVey
- Publication Date: 1904
- Pages: 72
About Herman Gunkel
Herman Gunkel, born in Germany in 1862, was Professor of Old Testament Theology at the University of Berlin in the early twentieth century, famous for form criticism and his study of oral tradition. He also wrote The History of Religion, The Influence of the Holy Spirit, and An Introduction to the Psalms. He died in 1932.