HALLO, W. W. ; YOUNGER, K. L. (eds.) The Context of Scripture: Canonical Compositions, Monumental Inscriptions and Archival Documents from the Biblical World. 3 vols. Leiden: Brill, 2003, 1553 p. – ISBN 9789047402275.
Two centuries of persistent exploration of the Near East have led to the recovery of much of this documentation, and the recovery continues at an unabated pace. The discoveries made in the field, and their interpretation in the scholarly literature, are brought to the attention of a wide public in three volumes, prepared by leading scholars in all the principal language areas of the ancient Near East. This major publication project will clearly replace PRITCHARD, J. B. (ed.) Ancient Near Eastern Texts Relating to the Old Testament (ANET). 3. ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1969.
William W. Hallo (1928-2015), born in Kassel, Germany, was the William M. Laffan Professor of Assyriology and Babylonian Literature and Curator of the Babylonian Collection at Yale University, USA.
K. Lawson Younger, Jr. is Professor of Old Testament, Semitic Languages and Ancient Near Eastern History at the Trinity International University, Divinity School Deerfield, Illinois, USA.