By T.C. Vriezen, A.S. van der Woude; Translated by Brian Doyle
Old Israelite and Early Jewish Literature bargains greater than easily an advent to the outdated testomony (Hebrew Bible). The Hebrew Bible continues to be not just the first quantitative resource for our wisdom of the literature of historical Israel, it additionally enjoys decisive non secular and cultural value for either Judaism and Christianity. even if, elevated curiosity in Early Judaism as successor to the faith of historic Israel and heritage to the recent testomony calls for an creation that courses the reader in the course of the maze of Jewish literature courting from the Hellenistic and Early Roman classes. This advent essentially deals a literary and historical-critical method of the fabric it treats. Given the character of definite historical Israelite inscriptions, the books of the Hebrew bible and the texts of Early Judaism, besides the fact that, it comprises a few religio-historical or theological reasons the place acceptable. particularly, the literary-historical research present in this quantity underlines the canonical personality of the Hebrew Bible. The publication concludes with a worthwhile appendix that in short explains technical thoughts and exegetical tools.
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A report by an Egyptian border controller to his superior from a 30 See. J. Hoftijzer, “Das sogenannte Feueropfer”, in: Hebräische Wortforschung (FS W. Baumgartner; SVT 16), Leiden 1967, pp. 114–134. 31 ANET, pp. 23–25; COS I, pp. 85–89; G. Lefebvre, Romans et contes égyptiens de l’époque pharaonique, Paris 1949, pp. 137–158; J. F. Borghouts, Egyptische sagen en verhalen, Bussum 19833, pp. 86–97. 32 See further our discussion of the Joseph novel in the paragraph on the book of Genesis (ch. VIII).
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Van Zijl, Baal. A Study of Texts in Connection with Baal in the Ugaritic Epics (AOAT 10), Kevelaer/Neukirchen-Vluyn 1972; DDD, col. 249–263 (Herrmann). 24 A. S. Kapelrud, The Violent Goddess. Anat in the Ras Shamra Texts, Oslo 1969; N. H. Walls, The Goddess Anat in Ugaritic Myth (SBL Diss. Series 135), Atlanta GA 1992; DDD, col. 62–77 (Day). 32 chapter two He defeated prince Sea (Nahar) and Lotan (Leviathan), the “twisting serpent” (cf. Ps. 74:14; Isa. 27:1). The god of fertility, however, was forced into albeit temporary defeat at the hands of Mot (Death) and his descent into the underworld heralded a period of drought on earth.