|Bibliography, etc. Note:
|| Includes bibliographical references (pages 203-231) and indexes.
|Formatted Contents Note:
|| Ideology and the confrontation of cultures -- Assyrian cosmology -- Judahite and Israelite cosmology -- Ethics of the Assyrian élite -- Ethics of the Judahite and Israelite élite -- Ethics of the non-élite -- Developments in Assyrian ethics -- Developments in Judahite and Israelite ethics I -- Developments in Judahite and Israelite ethics II.
|| The monograph considers the relationships of ethical systems in the ancient Near East through a study of warfare in Judah, Israel and Assyria in the eighth and seventh centuries BCE. It argues that a common cosmological and ideological outlook generated similarities in ethical thinking, with kings℗þ military activities made morally imperative by their identification with a cosmic struggle against chaos. The research begins the discussion of ancient Near Eastern ethics outside of Israel and Judah and fills a scholarly void by placing Israelite and Judahite ethics within this context.
|| In English.
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|| Print version record.