Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic
The essays in this volume address key aspects of Israelite religious development. Cross traces the continuities between early Israelite religion and the Canaanite culture from which it emerged; explores the tension between the mythic and the historical in Israel's religious...
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The essays in this volume address key aspects of Israelite religious development. Cross traces the continuities between early Israelite religion and the Canaanite culture from which it emerged; explores the tension between the mythic and the historical in Israel's religious expression; and examines the reemergence of Canaanite mythic material in the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The essays in this study are all written with the complementary breadth of scope and attention to detail characteristic of Cross; each one is stimulating and several are a mine of information beyond the confines of the essay's topic.
Abbreviations The Religion of Canaan and the God of Israel The God of the Fathers 'El and the God of the Fathers ; ; ;'El in the Ugaritic Pantheon ; ; ;The Epithets of 'El ; ; ;'El in the Canaanite Myth ; ; ;'El and Ba'l Hamon ; ; ;The Abode of 'El ; ; ;'El the Divine Patriarch Yahweh and 'El ; ; ;'El in the Bible ; ; ;'El Epithets in Patriarchal Narratives ; ; ;The Name Yahweh 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'l and 'Anat ; ; ;The Song of the Sea League and Kingdom Yahweh and Ba'I ; ; ;The Theophany of Ba'l ; ; ;The Storm Theophany in the Bible ; ; ;The Revelation at Sinai ; ; ;History of the Tradition of the Storm Theophany
Frank Moore Cross is the Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages (Emeritus) in the Department of Near Eastern Languages at Harvard University. His many books include The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Biblical Studies, Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic, and, as editor, the Hermeneia series of Old Testament commentaries and Qumran and the History of Biblical Text. In addition, he has received several honorary degrees and prizes, including the William Foxwell Albright Award in Biblical Scholarship, the Israel Museum's Percia Schimmel Prize in Archaeology, and the Medalla de H