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The Raging Torrent: Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel
Cogan, Mordechai

Jerusalem: Carta, 2008 pp. xiv + 250. $64.00


Description: This volume presents a comprehensive collection of the royal inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia that treat the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. Covering a period of just over three hundred years during the first half of the 1st millennium BCE, these texts tell the story of the military encounters—both victories and defeats—between the Mesopotamian empires and the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. Many of the texts relate to events described in the Hebrew Bible, while others provide information about affairs that were unknown until their discovery in modern times. All the texts have been newly translated from the original cuneiform documents and are accompanied by a consecutive commentary and select bibliography.

Subjects: Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Assyrian Literature, Babylonian Literature, Literature

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Review by Aren Maeir
Published 8/22/2009
Citation: Aren Maeir, review of Mordechai Cogan, The Raging Torrent: Historical Inscriptions from Assyria and Babylonia Relating to Ancient Israel, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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