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Canaanite myth and Hebrew epic; essays in the history of the religion of Israel.

Author: Frank Moore Cross
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Essays addressing aspects of Israelite religious development. The book traces continuities between early Israelite religion and the Caananite culture it emerged from, exploring tension between the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
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Cross, Frank Moore.
Canaanite myth and Hebrew epic.
Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press, 1973
(OCoLC)989678368
Named Person: Baal.; El, Gott.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Frank Moore Cross
ISBN: 0674091752 9780674091757 0674091760 9780674091764
OCLC Number: 671934
Description: xviii, 376 pages 25 cm
Contents: Pt. 1: The religion of Canaan and the God of Israel --
The God of the fathers --
ʼĒl and the God of the Fathers --
ʼEl in the Ugaritic pantheon --
The epithets of ʼĒl --
ʼĒl in Canaanite myth --
ʼĒl and Baʿl Ḥamōn --
The abode of ʼĒl --
ʼĒl the divine patriarch --
Yahweh and ʼĒl --
ʼĒl in the Bible --
ʼĒl epithets in patriarchal narratives --
The name Yahweh --
Pt. 2: The cultus of the Israelite league --
Prolegomena --
The myth and ritual school --
The history of redemption school --
The divine warrior --
Psalm 24 and the warrior-king --
The "ritual conquest" --
Transformations of the "ritual conquest" --
The song of the sea and Canaanite myth --
The mythic cycle of Ba ʿl and ʿAnat --The song of the sea --
Pt. 3: League and kingdom : Yahweh and Baʿl --
Theophany of Baʿl --
The storm theophany in the Bible --
The revelation at Sinai --
History of the tradition of the storm theophany --
ʼĒl's modes of revelation --
Yahweh and the council of the gods --
Baʿl versus Yahweh --
The priestly houses of early Israel --
The classical view of Israel's early priesthood --
The function of the stories of conflict --
The priestly genealogies --
The priests of David's national shrine --
Pt. 4: Kings and prophets --
The ideologies of kingship in the era of the Empire: conditional covenant and eternal decree --
The limited monarchy of Saul and monarchy in the northern kingdom --
Davidic kingship --
The imperial rule of Solomon --
The Judean royal theology --
The typology of the royal ideology --
A brief excursus on bĕrīt, "covenant" --
The themes of the book of Kings and the structure of the Deuteronomistic history --
The two themes of the first edition of the Deuteronomistic history (Dtr1) --
The theme of the exilic edition of the history (Dtr2) --
The two editions of the Deuteronomistic history --
Pt. 5: Exile and apocalyptic --
The priestly work --
The so-called P-source of the Pentateuch --
The P system of covenants --
Is P a narrative source? --
Documents used by P --
Archaizing language in P --
The date of P --
The composition of the priestly work --
The early history of the apocalyptic community at Qumrân --
The archaeological context of the Qumrân --
Qumrân and the Essenes --
The Essenes: priestly apocalyptists --
Essene origins --
A note on the study of apocalyptic origins.

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Cross's classic work is...an essential element in the armory of any serious biblical scholar...If you haven't got it, get it! It is profound, definitive, and wonderfully readable. -- J. Harold Ellens Read more...

 
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