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Codex Hammurabi Textus Primigenius
Language: en
Pages: 56
Authors: E. Bergmann
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1953 - Publisher: Gregorian Biblical BookShop

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Old Testament Parallels
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Victor Harold Matthews, Don C. Benjamin
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Paulist Press

In this newly revised and expanded second edition, Victor Matthews and Don Benjamin have gathered key ancient documents from Eastern Mediterranean traditions that provide a literary backdrop for Old Testament writings.
Homicide in the Biblical World
Language: en
Pages: 253
Authors: Pamela Barmash
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reconstructs biblical law from a variety of texts, analysing legal cases from the Near East.
The Laws of Hammurabi
Language: en
Pages: 336
Authors: Pamela Barmash
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-09-24 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

Among the best-known and most esteemed people known from antiquity is the Babylonian king Hammurabi. His fame and reputation are due to the collection of laws written under his patronage. This book offers an innovative interpretation of the Laws of Hammurabi. Ancient scribes would demonstrate their legal flair by composing statutes on a set of traditional cases, articulating what they deemed just and fair. The scribe of the Laws of Hammurabi advanced beyond earlier scribes in composing statutes that manifest systematization and implicit legal principles, and inserted the Laws of Hammurabi into the form of a royal inscription, shrewdly reshaping the genre. This tradition of scribal improvisation on a set of traditional cases continued outside of Mesopotamia. It influenced biblical law and the law of the Hittite empire significantly. The Laws of Hammurabi was also witness to the start of another stream of intellectual tradition. It became the subject of formal commentaries, marking a profound cultural shift. Scribes related to it in ways that diverged from prior attitudes; it became an object of study and of commentary, a genre that names itself as dependent on another text. The famous Laws of Hammurabi is here given the extensive attention it continues to merit.
The Torah as a Place of Refuge
Language: en
Pages: 197
Authors: Francesco Cocco
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-12 - Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

The law on the "cities of refuge" contained in Numbers 35:9-34 is almost universally seen as a simple repetition of legal content that is basically already present in the legislation of other biblical books. Francesco Cocco demonstrates that we find ourselves here before a case of reformulation instead of simple repetition, the implications of which are extremely interesting for the understanding of biblical penal legislation. In this particular fragment, it exhibits traces of modernity so surprising as to be as good as the defence of civil liberties in the legal systems currently in force in the majority of democratic states. The author's enquiry takes its starting point and develops, therefore, from the novel contribution which the legislation in Numbers 35:9-34 confers on the entire biblical law of a penal character. --
Library of Congress Law Library: An Illustrated Guide
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Francesco Cocco
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Government Printing Office

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Transforming Literature into Scripture
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Russell Hobson
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-19 - Publisher: Routledge

Transforming Literature into Scripture examines how the early textual traditions of ancient Israel - stories, laws, and rituals - were transformed into sacred writings. By comparing evidence from two key collections from antiquity - the royal library at Nineveh and the biblical manuscripts from the Dead Sea Scrolls - the book traces the stabilisation of textual traditions in the ancient Near East towards fixed literary prototypes. The study presents a new methodology which enables the quantification, categorisation and statistical analysis of texts from different languages, writing systems, and media. The methodology is tested on wide range of text genres from the cuneiform and biblical traditions in order to determine which texts tend towards stabilised forms. Transforming Literature into Scripture reveals how authoritative literary collections metamorphosed into fixed ritualised texts and will be of interest to scholars across Biblical, Judaic and Literary Studies.
The Law Code of Hammurabi
Language: en
Pages: 222
Authors: Saad D. Abulhab
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-12-15 - Publisher: Blautopf Publishing

This book, which includes new translations of the old Babylonian laws of Hammurabi, is the second book by the author examining, from a historical Arabic linguistic perspective, a major Akkadian document. The first book offered new translations of three tablets from a literary work, the Epic of Gilgamesh, written in a late Babylonian language. The pioneering methodology used by the author to decipher the ancient Mesopotamian texts in both documents involves the primary utilization of old etymological Arabic manuscripts written by hundreds of accomplished scholars more than a thousand years ago. Using this methodology does not only provide more accurate, non-speculated, translations, and preserve the spirit and linguistic style of the original texts, but also provides more realistic phonetic values of the cuneiform signs. This would result in having more realistic overall text readings suitable to the one geographical and historical environment where these texts were produced, namely the greater Arabian Peninsula. The text of the Hammurabi stele offers students of both Arabic and Assyriology a perfect and unique opportunity to identify the language and grammar of its ancient Arabic language. Its vocalizations of subjects, objects, verbs, and genitives are astonishingly identical to that of classical Arabic. The loose and sometimes “chaotic” placement of words in sentences is strikingly identical to that of pre-Islamic Arabic. In, fact, the older the formal Akkadian language it seems the clearer its Arabic identity! Offering a textbook reference value, the author provided the numbered, phonetic Latin transcription for each law right above its corresponding, numbered Arabic transcription. Furthermore, he translated the text of each law literally, into Arabic and English, to illustrate how its translation was concluded, and to preserve its overall linguistic style, accounting for every word in its actual text. For easier reading experience, a full subject guide to the laws of Hammurabi is provided. All reference entries from both the historical Arabic manuscripts and the modern dictionaries of Assyriology are also provided in the appendix. In his expanded introduction, the author discussed the layout, script, and language of the Hammurabi code stele in the Louvre, and through the evidence of Hammurabi’s own words in a key paragraph in his prologue, he offered the possible meanings of the nickname Hammurabi.
The Face of the Ancient Orient
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Sabatino Moscati
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-10 - Publisher: Courier Corporation

Fascinating study examines Sumerians, Babylonians, Egyptians, Hittites, Canaanites, Israelites, Persians, others. "...a valuable introduction, perhaps the best available in English." — American Historical Review. 32 halftones. 5 figures. 1 map.
The Relations between the Laws of Babylonia and the Laws of the Hebrew Peoples
Language: en
Pages: 301
Authors: C. H. W. Johns
Categories: Law
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-22 - Publisher: Good Press

"The Relations between the Laws of Babylonia and the Laws of the Hebrew Peoples" by C. H. W. Johns. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.
The Significance of Exemplars for the Interpretation of the Letter of James
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Robert J. Foster
Categories: Religion
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-09-23 - Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

"What was the function of the four characters from Jewish history and tradition in the Letter of James? Robert J. Foster analyses James' use of these characters and argues that despite each of them being tested to the extreme they all remained wholly-committed to God"--
Style and Form in Old-Babylonian Literary Texts
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Nathan Wasserman
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-10-11 - Publisher: BRILL

This is the first ever modern treatment of literary theory in Babylonian literature. The volume deals with all aspects of the discipline; modes of expression, tropes, commonplaces, etc, etc.