Walton's Book: Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Sep 29 2018 9:32 AM

I'm considering the purchase of Walton's book "Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament"  https://www.logos.com/product/6046/ancient-near-eastern-thought-and-the-old-testament but am wondering if there is a lot of overlap with the material in it and the material in either of the following books he has also written and which are more recent.

"Old Testament Theology for Christians: From Ancient Context to Enduring Belief"

https://www.logos.com/product/148376/old-testament-theology-for-christians-from-ancient-context-to-enduring-belief

"The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate"

https://www.logos.com/product/52907/the-lost-world-of-genesis-one-ancient-cosmology-and-the-origins-debate

Can anyone speak to the issue of content overlap?

  

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Paul | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 10:36 AM

If you value Walton’s Insights I think you would find it very helpful.  I would see it as very much complementing the other two books.   There will be overlap, but in reality whenever ANE cultural elements are referenced in the later two books, you would probably find the largest and deepest treatment in “ANE Thought and the OT.”  

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Anthony Sims | Forum Activity | Replied: Sat, Sep 29 2018 8:47 PM

You may be interested to know that Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament has a second edition that was published in May 2018. The only one in Logos is the first edition. No pre-pub yet. I don't have the second edition so I can't speak to its changes, just know that it is out there.

In terms of overlap, there is some in the Lost World of Genesis 1 and ANE Thought. ANE Thought is more academic and Lost World is a shorter, simpler, yet focused version of parts of ANE Thought. 

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Sep 30 2018 4:51 AM

Thank you Paul and Anthony.

It sounds like I would find some added value in ANE Thought and the OT so will plan on getting that.  I wasn't aware of the 2nd edition though so I'll see if I can learn anything about the changes.  If they seem at all substantial I'll probably hold off and see if Logos picks it up.

Thanks again, guys.  Much appreciated.

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 2:51 PM

Anthony Sims:

I pre-ordered the second edition since I’m going to be busy  reading his other books for now.   Maybe if we get a Christmas coupon I can buy his old testament survey book 👍😁👌

DAL

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 3:52 PM

Anthony Sims:
Thank you, Anthony!  I didn't expect to see the 2nd edition in Logos that soon--glad I decided to wait.  I just pre-ordered it.

Thanks again!!! Smile

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Ben | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 4:15 PM

I wish there were a discount on the second edition for those of us who own the first :(

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doc | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 4:28 PM

I agree it would be nice but is doesn’t happen with print so can’t expect it for ebooks.

Ben:

I wish there were a discount on the second edition for those of us who own the first :(

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DAL | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Oct 11 2018 4:55 PM

Rick, here’s a resource that will supplement your Walton readings very well; you might already have it, but in case you don’t, here it is:

https://www.logos.com/product/3860/ancient-near-eastern-texts

DAL

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 12 2018 8:59 AM

Anthony Sims:
The 2nd edition is on pre-pub now.

For a whopping 13% discount!

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 12 2018 9:17 AM

DAL:

Rick, here’s a resource that will supplement your Walton readings very well; you might already have it, but in case you don’t, here it is:

https://www.logos.com/product/3860/ancient-near-eastern-texts

DAL

Yes, indeed!  I do have it.  Thanks for mentioning it though.  Smile

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Rick Ausdahl | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 12 2018 9:21 AM

Michael S.:

Anthony Sims:
The 2nd edition is on pre-pub now.

For a whopping 13% discount!

Granted it's nothing to jump up and down about, but at least it makes it a little bit cheaper than the regular price of the 1st edition.

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Oct 12 2018 11:52 AM

Yea, I pre-ordered.

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