Did the Old Testament writers borrow ideas from their pagan neighbours? And if they did, was it done uncritically?
A respected Old Testament scholar and archaeologist engages with this controversial question by carefully comparing the biblical text to other ancient Near Eastern documents. Well-researched and thoughtfully nuanced, Currid aims to outline the precise relationship between the biblical worldview and that of Israel's neighbours.
"A clearly written account of a centrally important issue - the influence (or not) of ancient Near Eastern thought upon Old Testament writers... This is an invaluable aid in furthering our understanding of the Old Testament and a loud affirmation of the Bible's utter trustworthiness and inerrancy. A marvelous book."?
- Derek Thomas, Professor of Systematic Theology and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Atlanta