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Bibil Identifier bibil:217711
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Biblical covenant and Hittite išḫiul Reexamined
Author Taggar-Cohen, Ada
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 61, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 461-488 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Ever since the literary comparison of the biblical covenant and Hittite treaties came under strong criticism, most scholars have avoided this area of study. However, the textual similarities have recently drawn scholars to reconsider this comparison again. This article details the state of research into the Hittite genre of texts to which the treaties belong, and which was called by the Hittites išḫiul. The išḫiul genre included both the treaty texts and the instructions texts. These types of texts were used by the Hittites as a means of creating and maintaining loyalty within the Hittite kingdom. Within the legal framework to which these texts belong, the instructions text will be brought to the fore to suggest a possible new background for the biblical covenant.
DOI 10.1163/156853311X571464
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Covenant
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Asia Minor (Hittites, Hurrians) : Hittites : Literature : Legal Texts
Pericopes Joshua 24
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