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Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, John H. Walton
Religion and Theology
Pages 15 (3765 words)
………………….. UNIVERSITY Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament By John H. Walton (SUMMARY) A RESEARCH-REPORT SUBMITTED TO THE FACULTY OF THE DIVISION OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES IN CANDIDACY FOR THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF THEOLOGY Student’s name: Professor’s name: Module title: Module ID: Submission date: Brief Summary of the Book: Published in 2006, the book under examination with the title Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament serves as a remarkable historical research volume by John W.
Old and New Testaments. The author has applied a thorough comparative research methodology, with the help of available relics related to the ancient civilizations of Babylonia and Egypt, in order to extract the roots of these ancient civilizations and their impact on the thought and teachings of two primary Abrahamic faiths including Judaism and Christianity. The main purpose behind conducting such an in-depth research includes exploration of the (mis)conception whether or not the Biblical narrations are actually the reflection of ANE civilization, and thus do not maintain any spiritual significance as these are proclaimed to be heavenly revelations by the Jews and Christians (17-18). ...
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