IN THE BEGINNING: Parallels between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Accounts

IN THE BEGINNING: Parallels between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Accounts
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    IN THE BEGINNING: Parallels between Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Accounts
    CURRENTLY ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE U.S.

    by Ronald L. Eisenberg

    Hardcover, 464 pages
    KTAV Publishing House, 2022
    ISBN978-1-60280-399-2

    There are numerous examples of parallels between
    the Bible and ancient Near Eastern narratives, laws, and
    customs. Did the Bible consciously “borrow” from these
    ancient Near Eastern traditions? Or were these traditions
    simply part of a shared culture of the Fertile Crescent, which
    stretched from Egypt to Mesopotamia?

    Scholars may engage in endless speculation, but beyond dispute
    is that some material in the Bible is remarkably similar to prebiblical
    antecedents. In the Beginning contains many of these
    parallels, showing how an understanding of the background
    of the ancient Near East from which the Hebrew Bible arose
    leads to a deeper appreciation of its narrative, theology and
    religious practices, and law. In the Beginning demonstrates
    how the Hebrew Bible developed a unique worldview, religious
    teachings, and legal system that transformed civilization.

    About the Author:
    Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School and a
    radiologist at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr.
    Ronald L. Eisenberg has published more than twenty books
    in his field of medicine. A non-practicing lawyer, he also has
    a doctoral degree in Jewish Studies. This is his twelfth book
    relating to the history and traditions of the Jewish people.