This book is published as a
Festschrift on the occasion of the 70th birthday of professor Eduard Nielsen (Copenhagen). In accordance with the main themes of Eduard Nielsen's scholarly works the articles concentrate on the history of early Israel, i.e. Israel before the classical prophets in the 8th century B.C., and on literary traditions referring to this phase of Israelite history. The articles are concerned with topics in the Books of the Pentateuch, with the epoch of King David, as well as with archaeology, Canaanite traditions etc. Eduard Nielsen's bibliography is included at the end of the book.
Eduard Nielsen was born in Copenhagen in 1923. In the years 1956-92 he has been professor of Old Testament Exegesis at the Theological Faculty of the University of Copenhagen. His main works are
The Ten Commandments in New Perspective (1968), and several textbooks in Danish.
Anyone interested in ancient Israelite and Jewish history and religion. Theologians specializing in Old Testament studies. Scholars covering Semitic philology, ancient Near East religions and history.