The best approach will be “contextual” rather than simply “comparative,” in that our analysis should consider similarities as well as differences. William W. Hallo, “Biblical History in Its Near Eastern Setting: The Contextual Approach,” in C.D. Evans, W. W. Hallo, and J. B. White, eds., Scripture in Context: Essays on the Comparative Method, Pittsburgh Theological Monograph Series 34 (Pittsburgh: Pickwick, 1980), pp. 1–26.