When researching the historical context of the Hebrew Bible, a lot of information can be found in commentaries and monographs. But it can be extremely helpful to learn more comprehensively about the cultures and peoples of the Ancient Near East. These resources will introduce students to the world where the Hebrew Bible was composed and provide a rich contextual base for a more comprehensive understanding.
For students looking to explore original texts of the Ancient Near East, these resources provide access to almost the entire known corpus of texts in Ugaritic, Akkadian, and Sumerian. Many texts are not translated, though almost equally as many are.