Friday, June 02, 2017

Sanders, From Adapa to Enoch

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: SETH L. SANDERS, From Adapa to Enoch. Social Culture and Religious Vision in Judea and Babylon. 2017. XIV, 280 pages. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 167.
Published in English.
What was the relationship between ancient scribes' religious visions and their literary creativity? During the first millennium BCE both Babylonian and Judean scribes wrote about and emulated their heroes Adapa and Enoch. Seth L. Sanders offers the first comprehensive study of their scribal ideologies and the historical connections between them.
The book is listed as "forthcoming in May," which I hope means that it is finally out. I noted it as forthcoming back in 2015.