The Assyrian and Hebrew Hymns of Praise

The Assyrian and Hebrew Hymns of Praise

by Charles Gordon

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It was the author’s original intention to add to this book a translation of all the important Assyrian hymns; for a bringing together of hymns now scattered through many books and periodicals would be a very real service to Old Testament scholarship. Such a task however calls for the knowledge and skill of the thoroughly competent Assyriologist. It is hoped that the list of texts and translations appended to this book may make it easier for any interested reader to locate and carry further the study of any particular hymn. In the case of the Hebrew psalms some slight confusion may be spared the reader if he recognizes that the numbering of the verses is that of the Hebrew text, which differs slightly in certain psalms from that of the English translations.

I. Hebrew Psalms Which Are Not Hymns 3
II. Hebrew Sanctuary Hymns of Praise 18
III. Hebrew Eschatological Hymns 32
IV. Hebrew Nature Hymns 39
V. Hebrew Hymns in Praise of Sacred Institutions 44
VI. Assyrian Hymnal Introductions to Prayers 53
VII. Assyrian Antiphonal Hymns 72
VIII. Assyrian Self-Laudations of the Gods 83
IX. The Literary Form of the Assyrian and the Hebrew Hymns 95
X. The Supreme God among the Gods 100
XI. The Supreme God in His Dwelling Place 108
XII. The Supreme God as Creator 120
XIII. The Supreme God as Wise, Powerful, Merciful 130
XIV. The Supreme God as King and Judge 146
XV. Conclusion 154
Texts and Translations of Assyrian Hymns 161
Selected Bibliography 169
Indexes 171

Product Details

BN ID: 2940150117600
Publisher: Bronson Tweed Publishing
Publication date: 01/04/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 273 KB

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