New Book on Ancient Near Eastern Backgrounds to the Hebrew Bible

Just a heads up, as I am often asked about such resources. This link leads to two reviews of this new book:

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My “go to” recommendations for this sort of information, though, are Walton’s two volumes:

Ancient Israelite Literature in its Cultural Context (1994)

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Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament (2006)

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If you’re looking only for academic resources related to all this (bibliography) see Kenton Sparks’ volume:

Ancient Texts for the Study of the Hebrew Bible: A Guide to the Background Literature (2005)

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