An Ethical View of Human-Animal Relations in the Ancient Near East

An Ethical View of Human-Animal Relations in the Ancient Near East PDF

By Idan Breier

An Ethical View of Human-Animal Relations in the Ancient Near East Exploring the earliest literary evidence for human-animal relations, this volume presents and analyzes biblical and Mesopotamian (Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian) sources from the third millennium BCE through to the consolidation of the biblical literature in the first millennium BCE.

  • Provides the first comprehensive study of these texts from an ethical perspective.
  • Examines proverbs, popular aphorisms, myths, epic literature, wisdom literature, historiography, prophecy, and law codes.
  • Applies methodology from current contemporary biblical and ancient Near Eastern scholarship and human-animal ethics, thereby raising new questions that lead to fresh insights.

​An Ethical View of Human Animal-Relations in the Ancient Near East is essential reading for scholars and graduate students of animal ethics, applied ethics and biblical studies.

Table of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Fauna in Ancient Sumerian Proverbs: The Role Animals Played in Shaping Southern
  3. Sumerian Faunal Fables: Talking Animals and Educational Lessons
  4. Human Relations with the Animal Kingdom in Mesopotamian Literary Genres
  5. Animals in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Law Codes
  6. Human-Animal Relations in Biblical Narrative and Historiography
  7. Human-Animal Relations in Classical Prophecy
  8. The Place and Role of Animals in the Psalms and Biblical Wisdom Literature
  9. Conclusion

File Size 3.2 MB
File Format PDF
Download  link Free Download | Become a Premium, Lifetime Deal!
Updates & Support Join Telegram Channel To Get New Updates | Get Help
Become a Premium Become a Premium
Browse All Books: Veterinary Books