The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible

... 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

ISBN: 9780691154718

Category: Religion

Page: 632

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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.
Categories: Religion

Israel s Eschatological Enemy

Israel   s Eschatological Enemy

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.
Lieu ...

Author: Timothy Allen Little

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781725256910

Category: Religion

Page: 200

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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.
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The Biblical Archaeologist

The Biblical Archaeologist

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 .

Author: George Ernest Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002761550

Category: Archaeology

Page:

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Categories: Archaeology

Probative Pontificating in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature

Probative Pontificating in Ugaritic and Biblical Literature

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 ,
GA ...

Author: Marvin H. Pope

Publisher: Ugarit Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015034201718

Category: Bible

Page: 406

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Categories: Bible

Sources for Ugaritic Ritual and Sacrifice Ugaritic and Ugarit Akkadian texts

Sources for Ugaritic Ritual and Sacrifice  Ugaritic and Ugarit Akkadian texts

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 ;
Neukirchen ...

Author: David M. Clemens

Publisher: Ugarit Verlag

ISBN: UVA:X004569098

Category: Akkadian language

Page: 1407

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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.
Categories: Akkadian language

Ugarit and the Bible

Ugarit and the Bible

Author: George J. Brooke

Publisher: Ugarit Verlag

ISBN: UOM:39015037473470

Category: Bible

Page: 470

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Categories: Bible

The Body Royal

The Body Royal

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

ISBN: IND:30000102928292

Category: Religion

Page: 316

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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.
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Journal of Biblical Literature

Journal of Biblical Literature

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4509101

Category: Bible

Page:

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Categories: Bible

Blessing and Curse in Syro Palestinian Inscriptions of the Iron Age

Blessing and Curse in Syro Palestinian Inscriptions of the Iron Age

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

ISBN: STANFORD:36105001594535

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 259

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"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.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Biblical Research

Biblical Research

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
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4282384

Category: Bible

Page:

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Journal of the Chicago Society of Biblical Research.
Categories: Bible

Maarav

Maarav

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 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105112744623

Category: Semitic literature

Page:

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Categories: Semitic literature

A Study of the Sacrificial Terminology at Ugarit

A Study of the Sacrificial Terminology at Ugarit

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 ...

Author: David M. Clemens

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015050718298

Category: Inscriptions

Page: 2056

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Categories: Inscriptions

Ancient Magic and Ritual Power

Ancient Magic and Ritual Power

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

ISBN: UOM:39015046423854

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 476

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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.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Ancient Israelite Religion

Ancient Israelite Religion

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
.

Author: Frank Moore Cross

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Publishing

ISBN: UOM:39015022193364

Category: Religion

Page: 672

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Categories: Religion

Religious Texts from Ugarit

Religious Texts from 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
of ...

Author: Nick Wyatt

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UOM:39015047447878

Category: Littérature ougaritique - Relation avec l'Ancien Testament

Page: 500

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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.
Categories: Littérature ougaritique - Relation avec l'Ancien Testament

Religion Culture in Ancient Israel

Religion   Culture in Ancient Israel

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 ...

Author: John Andrew Dearman

Publisher: Hendrickson Pub

ISBN: UOM:39015040125158

Category: Religion

Page: 281

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Categories: Religion

Word of Tree and Whisper of Stone

Word of Tree and Whisper of Stone

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

ISBN: STANFORD:36105124045639

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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"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.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Exchange Relationships at Ugarit

Exchange Relationships at Ugarit

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

ISBN: UOM:39015075625122

Category: History

Page: 438

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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.
Categories: History