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By Carl S. Ehrlich,Gary Beckman,Benjamin R. Foster,Susan Tower Hollis,Ingo Kottsieper,Wayne T. Pitard,Gonzalo Rubio

Many of the world's first written files were present in the world of the traditional close to East, in what's this day often called the center East. whereas many folks are conversant in the traditional Israelite literature recorded within the Hebrew Bible, such a lot close to jap literature continues to be a secret. From an vintage Land lifts the veil from those interesting writings, explaining the traditional tales within the context in their cultures. From the discovery of writing during the conquest of Alexander the nice, professional students learn literature initially written in Egyptian, Sumerian, Akkadian, Hittite, Ugaritic, Canaanite, Hebrew, and Aramaic. each one bankruptcy contains an summary of the tradition, a dialogue of literary genres, and outlines and brief analyses of the main literary works. photographs of archaeological continues to be extra illustrate those humans and their writings.

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