Documents from Old Testament Times

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DOCUMENTS FROM OLD TESTAMENT TIMES

TRANSLATED WITH INTRODUCTIONS AND NOTES BY MEMBERS OF THE OLD SOCIETY FOR OLD TESTEMENT STUDY AND EDITED BY D. WINTON THOMAS

HARPER TORCHBOOKS / The Cloister Library HARPER & ROW, PUBLISHERS NEW YORK AND EVANSTON

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contributors vii
  • List of Illustrations viii
  • Contents ix
  • Acknowledgments xii
  • Abbreviations xiii
  • Note on the Editing of the Text xiv
  • Introduction xv
  • A Chronological Table xxiii
  • Cuneiform Documents 1
  • The Epic of Creation 3
  • Notes 14
  • Notes 24
  • Bibliography 26
  • The Law Code of Hammurabi 27
  • Notes 36
  • Letters from Tell El-Amarna 38
  • Notes 40
  • Notes 44
  • Historical Records of Assyria and Babylonia 46
  • Notes 48
  • Bibliography 50
  • Notes 52
  • Notes 56
  • Bibliography 58
  • Notes 62
  • Notes 68
  • Notes 70
  • Notes 73
  • Notes 74
  • Notes 76
  • Notes 78
  • Notes 79
  • Notes 83
  • The Jehoiachin Tablets 84
  • Notes 86
  • Nebuchadrezzar's Expedition to Syria 87
  • Notes 88
  • Notes 90
  • The Cyrus Cylinder 92
  • The Murashu Tablets 95
  • The Babylonian Theodicy 97
  • Babylonian Moral Teachings 104
  • Prayer to Any God 111
  • Texts from Ras Shamra 118
  • Notes 126
  • Egyptian Documents 135
  • The 'Israel Stele' of Merenptah 137
  • The Hymn to Aten 142
  • A Penitential Psalm 151
  • The Instruction for King Meri-Ka-Re 155
  • A Dispute Over Suicide 162
  • The Tale of the Two Brothers 168
  • The Teaching of Amenemope 172
  • Love Songs 187
  • A Moabite Document 193
  • The Moabite Stone 195
  • Hebrew Documents 199
  • The Gezer Calendar 201
  • Inscribed Potsherds from Samaria 204
  • The Siloam Inscription 209
  • Letters from Lachish 212
  • Seals 218
  • Weights 227
  • Coins 231
  • Aramaic Documents 237
  • The Milqart Stele 239
  • Notes 241
  • The Zakir Stele 242
  • A Letter from Saqqarah 251
  • Papyri from Elephantine 256
  • The Words of Ahikar 270
  • Indexes 277
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