Daniel I. Block here explores the relationship between ancient Near Eastern nations and their respective deities. He demonstrates how this relationship was expressed in everyday life, national identity, and history. Israel's theocratic culture is illuminated in comparison to other Near Eastern cultures.
Endorsements & Reviews-
"A welcome addition for anyone interested in the Old Testament and comparative ancient Near Eastern materials." --Bill T. Arnold
"Valuable for both historical and theological studies. I recommend it highly to persons who wish to integrate history and theology in a meaningful way." --Paul R. House
"Of fundamental importance for those wanting to provide a context for Israelite religion." --Mark W. Chavalas
Daniel I. Block A. R Millard
Daniel I. Block is the Gunther H. Knoedler Professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. He is the author of The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 1-24 (1997); The Book of Ezekiel Chapters 25-48 (1998); Judges and Ruth (1999); and Deuteronomy (NIVAC, forthcoming).