Commentary on the Context of Scripture texts?

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Apr 9 2011 7:08 AM

Are there any commentaries on the material we find either in The Context of Scripture or Ancient Near Eastern Texts?

I'm looking fore in-depth books/resources that are either in Logos format or otherwise.


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DMB | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2011 7:23 AM

The closest to a traditional commentary in Logos is which is three resources, the texts, the translation, and then the notes by text line. Others (e.g. Amarna letters / texts) have document intros but not the line-by-line. I'm guessing you probably already have these.

"God will save his fallen angels and their broken wings He'll mend."

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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2011 7:36 AM

thanks Denise! It's not a bad resource, however, I am looking for a full-fledged set of commentaries regarding the post. Have a great day :)


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Kevin Becker | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2011 8:04 AM

Milkman, in my experience commentaries on non-Biblical texts (i.e. not OT, NT, or Apocrypha) are rather rare and/or spotty in coverage. This is probably because most of the religious traditions these texts reflect are dead. To study them I think your best bet would be to turn to journal articles and essays in books.

If you had a particular set of texts that you wanted to study it would be easier to produce recommendations. The Context of Scripture covers a broad swath of time and texts. For example, if you narrow it down to Caananite religion and Ugaritic texts then you might want to look at this collection:


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Milkman | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2011 8:48 AM

Hey Kevin, thanks for the advice. Good collection which I don't have "yet." A little too pricey right now and golfing season is about to start up again in the cold Canadian Province of ours. Definitely on the wish list.


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Vincent Setterholm | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Apr 9 2011 11:09 AM

The Ugaritic Baal Cycle includes commentary on those texts. SBL's series The Writings from the Ancient World (16 vols.) also contain a fair bit of commentary. In both cases, these aren't merely commentaries on the COS texts, but contain new translations of the works that they comment on.

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