... see especially Klaas Spronk, Beatific Afterlife in Ancient Israel and in the
Ancient Near East, Alter Orient und Altes Testament 219 (Neukirchen-Vluyn,
Germany: Neukirchener, 1986); T. J. Lewis, Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit, ...
Author: John Barton
Publisher: Princeton University Press
This book brings together some of the world's most exciting scholars from across a variety of disciplines to provide a concise and accessible guide to the Hebrew Bible. It covers every major genre of book in the Old Testament together with in-depth discussions of major themes such as human nature, covenant, creation, ethics, ritual and purity, sacred space, and monotheism. This authoritative overview sets each book within its historical and cultural context in the ancient Near East, paying special attention to its sociological setting. It provides new insights into the reception of the books and the different ways they have been studied, from historical-critical enquiry to modern advocacy approaches such as feminism and liberation theology. It also includes a guide to biblical translations and textual criticism and helpful suggestions for further reading. Featuring contributions from experts with backgrounds in the Jewish and Christian faith traditions as well as secular scholars in the humanities and social sciences, The Hebrew Bible is the perfect starting place for anyone seeking a user-friendly introduction to the Old Testament, and an invaluable reference book for students and teachers.
Author: Timothy Allen LittlePublish On: 2020-05-01
Lewis, Theodore J. Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit. Harvard
Semitic Monographs 39. Atlanta: Scholars, 1989. L'Heureux, Conrad. “Ugaritic
and Biblical Rephaim.” Harvard Theological Review 67.3 (July 1974) 265–74.
Author: Timothy Allen Little
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Who is the king of Babylon in Isaiah 14? The early church sometimes identified him as Nebuchadnezzar, but most also saw a deeper meaning in Isa 14:12-14, believing this section referred to Satan. Many current scholars reject both views and offer a variety of alternatives. Little argues that "shining one" (Lucifer) in Isa 14:12 is the king of Babylon. This book analyzes the mashal (proverb) genre and argues that the Isa 14 mashal must be a real person, not a symbolic, ideal, eclectic, or representative king. Scholars have presented nine historic kings as the king of Babylon. Little compiles a list of fifteen criteria from Isa 13-14, evaluates these nine kings, and demonstrates that no historic king comes close to fulfilling the fifteen criteria. Instead, Little argues that the king of Babylon is Israel's eschatological enemy. Through the use of catchwords and temporal particles, he first demonstrates that the oracle is a unit. Then he proves that this Babylonian judgment is eschatological. All foreign languages have been translated, allowing the student of prophecy and theology to benefit from this work. Those interested in the mashal genre, Hebrew poetry, and Isaianic exegesis will also find this book stimulating.
lematic as that at Ugarit . I plan to deal with this ... Kevelaer : Butzon & Bercker .
van der Toorn , K. 1991 Funerary Rituals and Beatific Afterlife in Ugaritic Texts
and in the Bible . ... Lewis , T. J. 1989 Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit .
Pope ' s work on the cult of the dead in Ugaritic and biblical literatures was
pioneering . ... A particular appreciation of Pope ' s work in this area appears in T
. J . Lewis , The Cults of the Death in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM 39 ; Atlanta ,
142206 ; T . J . Lewis , Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( Atlanta :
Scholars Press , 1989 ) , pp . 5 - 98 ; J . Tropper , Nekromantie : Totenbefragung
im Alten Orient und im Alten Testament ( Kevelaer : Butzon & Bercker ;
Author: David M. Clemens
Publisher: Ugarit Verlag
Category: Akkadian language
This book compiles on nearly 1,400 pages all the sources, giving for every single text extensive information: about findspots, citations by other authors and a thorough discussings about terms and grammar problems. An introduction and a conclusion complete the book, as well in three appendices "concordances", "ritual sources" and "ritual archives and areas", followed by a selected bibliography and indices.
The Death of the King The most problematic moment in a monarchy occurs with
the death of the incumbent on the throne . ... 126 , " BASOR 232 ( 1979 ) 65 - - 75
; Theodore S . Lewis , Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM 39 ...
Author: Mark W. Hamilton
Publisher: Biblical Interpretation
This book rethinks the problem of Israelite kingship by examining how the male royal body and its self-presentation figured in the governance of the dual monarchies of Israel and Judah. As such, this is a reopening of old questions and an opening to new ones.
Recent treatments of the Israelite ancestral cult have recognized comparable
expressions for invoking deceased ancestors . ... 4 11 See Spronk , Beatific
Afterlife , 189 - 93 ; T . J . Lewis , The Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM ...
63 – 64 , line 452 ) . Ancient Hebrew and Ugaritic cults of the dead are the study
of a recent monograph by Theodore J . Lewis ( Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit , Harvard Semitic Monographs , no . 39 ( Atlanta : Scholars Press ...
Author: Timothy G. Crawford
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Foreign Language Study
"Blessing and Curse in Syro-Palestinian Inscriptions of the Iron Age" is an examination of blessings and / or curses in all published alphabetic inscriptions from Iron II (1000-586 B.C.E.) Syria-Palestine. Inscriptions having either blessing, curse, or both (in general or specific forms) have been collected and sorted according to the presence therein of deity names. Those inscriptions which call upon Yahweh, God of Israel, for blessing or curse have been separated from those which call upon other deities and from those which did not contain a deity name. The blessings and curses in these inscriptions have then been compared and contrasted both to each other and the Hebrew Bible in order to show what the various peoples of that area and time meant by blessing and curse and how they expressed these ideas.
répā ' im , dead ancestors . " 50 Though těrāpîm has no ? , ? is a weak letter in
Hebrew . Healing , tērûpâ , spelled without the is found in Ezek 47 : 12 . In Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit , T . J . Lewis ' s " working definition sees
Journal of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research.
We suggest that this is the ritual meal of ancient Israel ' s ancestor cult . ... Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM 39 ; Atlanta : Scholars , 1989 ) ; Mark
S . Smith , The Early History of God : Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient ...
Dead Kings and Rephaim : The Patrons of the Ugaritic Dynasty . " Journal of the
American Oriental Society 104 ( 1984 ) 649659 . Lewis , Theodore J . Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit . Harvard Semitic Monographs 39 . Atlanta ...
T . J . Lewis , Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit , HSM 39 ( Atlanta :
Scholars Press , 1989 ) , 109 , favored the MT and offered mh tr ' y k ro ' - h ) , but
see n . 29 above . Both presumed the equation of god and ghost . 32 Moreover ...
Author: Marvin W. Meyer
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This volume contains a series of provocative essays, written by leading scholars who study the ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds, on magic and ritual power. The essays address how ancient magic might be defined and how it came into expression in a wide variety of cultural contexts. This publication has also been published in paperback, please click here for details.
See the discussion of the ritual involvement of the king in Tarragon , Le culte à
Ugarit , chap . 4 . 36 . I am indebted to the careful analyses of these texts by Ted
Lewis in his Harvard dissertation , “ Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit
Lewis , T.J. 1989 Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM , 39 ;
Atlanta : Scholars Press ) . 1996a ' Toward a Literary Translation of the Rapiuma
Texts ' , in Wyatt , Watson and Lloyd , 1996 : 115-49 . 1996b “ The Disappearance
Author: Nick Wyatt
Publisher: Burns & Oates
Category: Littérature ougaritique - Relation avec l'Ancien Testament
An updated and corrected edition of a classic work, with new material. This book is an up-to-date translation and commentary on the Ugaritic texts. Of interest and importance for a general readership, as well as students and specialists in biblical, classical and religious studies. As well as being intrinsically fascinating, the Ugaritic texts have long been recognized as basic background material for Old Testament study. Ugaritic deities, myths, religious terminology, poetic techniques and general vocabulary are widely encountered by the attentive reader of the Hebrew Bible. The present edition offers an up-to-date translation and commentary based on scrutiny of the original tablets and the most recent academic discussion. While addressing the needs of accurate translation it also attempts to take seriously demands for a readable English version.
Removed the implements for divination and communicating with the dead ( ' obôt
, yidda õnîm ) , 157 and assorted ... UF 19 ( 1987 ) : 235–54 ; T. J. Lewis , Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM 39 ; Atlanta : Scholars Press ...
The Dynamics of Royal Authority in Homeric Greece , Biblical Israel and Old
Babylonian Mesopotamia ( Grand Rapids MI : Eerdmans ) . ... Lewis , T . J . 1989 Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit ( HSM 59 , Atlanta : Scholars Press
Author: Nick Wyatt
Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc
Category: Literary Criticism
"This flagship volume of the Gorgias Ugaritic Series is a book of selected essays dating from 1992 to the present, devoted to themes in Ugaritic literature. Providing a glimpse into the worldview of ancient Syria, Word of Tree and Whisper of Stone includes the following chapters: A New Look at the Term sdmt; The Titles of the Ugaritic Storm-God; The Pruning of the Vine in KTU 1.23; Understanding Polytheism: Structure and Dynamic in a West Semitic Pantheon; Religion at Ugarit: an overview; Epic in Ugaritic Literature; "May Horon Smash Your Head!": a Curse Formula from Ugarit; and Word of Tree and Whisper of Stone, from which the volume takes its title. The shorter chapters, 1 and 3, deal with details in textual analysis, the intermediate ones, 5 and 6, with matters of religion and genre. The longer ones, 2, 4, 7 and 8, cover broader issues, respectively the surprisingly large range of Baal's epithets; the theology of the so-called "pantheon lists" form Ugarit, and the tension they invite between pluralistic and unitary conceptions of deity; and the question of prophecy in Ugarit. Prophetic figures have now been widely attested in the ancient Near East, from the time of Zimri-Lim of Mari down into the Iron Age. It was only a matter of time till the phenomenon was observed in Ugarit. This final chapter explores the language of divine communication in the light of some archaic features in Israelite oracular procedure."--Publisher's website.
Biblical Archaeologist 52 ( 1 ) : 4 – 39 . LESLAU , W . 1987 Comparative
Dictionary of Ge ' ez . Wiesbaden : Otto Harrassowitz . LEWIS , T . 1989 Cults of the Dead in Ancient Israel and Ugarit . Atlanta : Scholars Press . LIBOLT , C .
1985 Royal ...
Author: Kevin M. McGeough
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
Excavations at Late Bronze Age Ugarit (in Syria) have provided a wealth of information about economic activities within the city itself and in the Eastern Mediterranean more generally. This volume explores how economic agents in and around Ugarit operated in different exchange networks and how elite actors could gain power by operating across more than one network. By applying a Network-based model to both the textual and the archaeological data from the site of Ugarit, economic activities at the site are reconstructed in this volume. The textual evidence is investigated in detail, with special attention paid to the alphabetic economic texts and associated vocabulary. The archaeological evidence is examined seperately and both types of data are then used in tandem to reconstruct ancient economic relationships at Ugarit. This volume is of interest not only to specialists in Ugarit and Ancient Syria but to any scholar interested in exploring new method for understanding ancient economic relationships.