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Reading Akkadian Prayers and Hymns: An Introduction
Alan Lenzi

ISBN 1589835956
Status Available
Price: $69.95
Binding Paperback
Publication Date July, 2011
   

A thorough text for students of ancient Mesopotamian religion and the Hebrew Bible

Alan Lenzi places Akkadian prayers and hymns within both a religious studies perspective and a Mesopotamian studies perspective. Complete with vocabulary glosses, grammatical notes, literary commentary, and comparative suggestions to biblical material, this book provides a crucial tool for accessing ancient texts related to our understanding of the Hebrew Bible.

Features:

  • Background essays
  • Discussion of classes of Mesopotamian prayers and their comparative use in biblical studies
  • Akkadian text, transliteration, translation, and commentary
  • Notes on vocabulary and grammar

Alan Lenziis Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East at University of the Pacific. He is the author of Secrecy and the Gods: Secret Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia and Biblical Israel (Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project).

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