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Israel and Babylon: The Babylonian Influence on Israelite Religion
Gunkel, Hermann
Hanson, K. C., editor

Eugene, Ore.: Cascade, 2009 pp. xvii + 78. $13.00

Description: Franz Delitzsch's lectures in 1902 and 1903 set off the Babel-Bible controversy, which rocked Europe and North America. In this searing critique of Delitzsch, Gunkel provides his own analysis of the relationship between ancient Israel and Babylon. In this edition, Gunkel's original work is newly translated, with a new foreword, notes, bibliographies, and indexes.

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

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Review by Michael S. Moore
Published 12/24/2010
Citation: Michael S. Moore, review of Hermann Gunkel; K. C. Hanson, ed., Israel and Babylon: The Babylonian Influence on Israelite Religion, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2010).

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