ABOUT THIS BOOK
A thorough text for students of ancient Mesopotamian religion and the Hebrew Bible
Alan Lenzi places Akkadian prayers and hymns within both a religious studies perspective and a Mesopotamian studies perspective. Complete with vocabulary glosses, grammatical notes, literary commentary, and comparative suggestions to biblical material, this book provides a crucial tool for accessing ancient texts related to our understanding of the Hebrew Bible.
- Background essays
- Discussion of classes of Mesopotamian prayers and their comparative use in biblical studies
- Akkadian text, transliteration, translation, and commentary
- Notes on vocabulary and grammar
Alan Lenziis Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Near East at University of the Pacific. He is the author of Secrecy and the Gods: Secret Knowledge in Ancient Mesopotamia and Biblical Israel (Neo-Assyrian Text Corpus Project).