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Royal Apologetic in the Ancient Near East
by Andrew Knapp
SBL Press, 2015
Paper: 978-0-88414-074-0 | Cloth: 978-0-88414-076-4 | eISBN: 978-0-88414-075-7
Library of Congress Classification P301.5.P67K63 2015
Dewey Decimal Classification 321.609394

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

A fresh exploration of apologetic material that pushes beyond form criticism


Andrew Knapp applies modern genre theory to seven ancient Near Eastern royal apologies that served to defend the legitimacy of kings who came to power under irregular circumstances. Knapp examines texts and inscriptions related to Telipinu, Hattusili III, David, Solomon, Hazael, Esarhaddon, and Nabonidus to identify transhistorical common issues that unite each discourse.


Features:



  • Compares Hittite, Israelite, Aramean, Assyrian, and Babylonian apologies

  • Examination of apologetic as a mode instead of a genre

  • Charts and illustrations


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