On Ancient Orient and Old Testament
“Ancient Orient and Old Testament” is a book written by Kenneth A. Kitchen, a British biblical scholar and Egyptologist. First published in 1966, the book aims to provide a better understanding of the Old Testament by examining its historical and cultural context in relation to the ancient Near East.
Kitchen discusses various aspects of ancient Near Eastern history, archaeology, and literature and demonstrates how they relate to the Old Testament. He covers topics such as creation myths, flood stories, and law codes, comparing them to similar accounts found in the Old Testament. The book’s purpose is to show the connections and influences of the ancient Near East on the biblical text and to help readers appreciate the historical and cultural context in which the Old Testament was written.
“Ancient Orient and Old Testament” is considered a classic work in the field of biblical studies and has been widely read by scholars and students interested in the historical background of the Old Testament.