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"This volume is an important and convenient supplement to the study of Hebrew scriptures which puts those scriptures in context and enables the reader to discover what is and what is not distinctive in Hebrew scripture. Essential,"---Library Journal. "Strongly recommended,"---Theological Book Review. 448 pages, softcover. Paulist.
In this readable, portable anthology, ancient Near Eastern laws and stories share parallel themes and issues with biblical stories. The volume has been completely revised in light of the ongoing discoveries of ancient Near Eastern texts.