The collection illustrates the different perspectives within each of the larger religious traditions by drawing from numerous groups and movements. It does not include prayers from the canonical biblical texts, since these are generally well known. Rather, it provides an orientation to the world of the biblical texts. Readers working in a wide range of fields, such as the classics, ancient philosophy, ancient religions, comparative religion, Hebrew Bible, Judaism, New Testament, and early Christianity, will find this volume useful.
Classicists, theologians, and Judaic scholars will find that Prayers from the Ancient World opens fascinating windows to the study of ancient religions.