Citing Text Collections 3: OTP

James Charlesworth’s two-volume Old Testament Pseudepigrapha is in some respects similar to Pritchard’s ANET (see here): both provide English translations to well-defined groups of texts from the ancient world. The main difference between the two is obvious: whereas ANET includes texts primarily from ancient Israel’s neighbors, OTP focuses on Jewish and Christian texts dated to … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 3: OTP

Citing Text Collections 2: ANET

Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (ANET), edited by James B. Pritchard, has long been a standard resource for researchers and readers who need quick access to reliable translations of ancient Near Eastern texts. Although ANET has been supplanted to some degree by more recent and extensive translation collections, one still encounters … Continue reading Citing Text Collections 2: ANET

Reallexikon der Assyriologie (RlA)

Founded by Erich Ebeling and Bruno Meissner, with the first volume published by de Gruyter in 1928, the Reallexikon der Assyriologie has long since established itself as a standard reference work in studies of the ancient Near East. According to the de Gruyter website, “The coverage of the Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie embraces … Continue reading Reallexikon der Assyriologie (RlA)