This volume, aimed at biblical scholars and historians of religion, contains the original texts a general introduction, an English translation, and interpretative notes for each text.
Author: Dennis Pardee
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
The Ugaritic ritual texts, which date to ca. 1200 B.C.E, provide the only extensive body of pre-biblical data on cultic practice in Syria-Palestine. This volume, aimed at biblical scholars and historians of religion, contains the original texts a general introduction, an English translation, and interpretative notes for each text. Paperback edition is available from the Society of Biblical Literature (www.sbl-site.org)
Although specialists debate about whether or to what extent the Ugaritic
language or culture was truly “ Canaanite , most ... Dennis Pardee , Ritual and Cult at Ugarit ( Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature , 2002 ) , and Simon B.
Parker ( ed . ) ...
Author: Brian R. Doak
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Ancient Israel's Neighbors explores both the biblical portrayal of the neighboring groups directly surrounding Israel-the Canaanites, Philistines, Phoenicians, Edomites, Moabites, Ammonites, and Arameans-and examines what we can know about these groups through their own literature, archaeology, and other sources. This book will invite readers into journey of scholarly discovery to explore the world of Israel's identity within its most immediate ancient NearEastern context.
... at the end of line 42 , which one is tempted to believe is not an error , but rather
an intentional mark akin to a colon , as used in the translation above . With
respect to KTU 1 . 107 : 14 / 15 , cf . D . Pardee , Ritual and Cult at Ugarit , 189 n .
The Use of Meal Events in the Ritual Imagery in the Ugaritic Mythological and
Epic Texts Daniel Belnap. appendices and indices which facilitate access to the
textual data . 87 This was followed up in 2002 by Ritual and Cult at Ugarit . 88
Author: Daniel Belnap
Publisher: Gorgias PressLlc
This study focuses on the imagery of meals and feasting in the Baal Myth and Kirta and Aqhat epics. Utilizing contemporary approaches to ritual, these meal events reveal the manner in which ritual behavior described and defined the different social relationships with the Ugaritic pantheon and the interactions between the divine and mortal realms. This study demonstrates the role successful ritual behavior played in the organization and presentation of characters within the narratives, as well as the role of unsuccessful or failed rituals associated with the meal event, which resulted in social chaos and confusion.
This chapter examines the textual relations between the ritual material of lines 1–
29 and the mythic narrative of lines 30–76, in order to ... the first has ritual, and
the second has sexual relations, and therefore the text as a whole witnesses to
sexual relations in the cult. ... At this point in Ugaritic studies, recent evaluations
are quite split over the question about whether a sacred marriage or hieros
gamos is ...
Author: Mark S. Smith
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
Text of the work known as The birth of the beautiful gods, in parallel columns: Ugaritic (romanized) and English (p. 18-25), with commentary and discussion in English.
The large number of garments mentioned in the ritual texts is also telling . Pardee
concludes , “ the fact that so many textile products were presented to the deities
in the Ugaritic cult would seem to indicate either that the cult statues were ...
Author: Neal H. Walls
Publisher: Amer School of Oriental
While biblical prophets ridiculed the notion of humans fashioning an idol that they would then worship, ancient Near Eastern theologians developed a sophisticated religious system in which divine beings could be physically manifest within the material of a cultic image without being limited by that embodiment. The four essays in this compact volume examine the intriguing subject of cultic images and divine iconography in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Anatolia and Syria-Palestine. This interesting and eclectic group of essays explores the textual and artifactual evidence for the creation and veneration of divine images in the ancient Near East. The recent resurgence of scholarly interest in the study of divine representation in ancient Israel and the Near East makes this comprehensive reexamination especially timely.
23 – 26 : u mārū Taghulina u būlašu u nig . ga u gabba mimmûšu ša ina libbi māt
Ugarit mimma lā uşși ) . But should we understand that ... YORAM COHEN TEL
AVIV UNIVERSITY Ritual and Cult at Ugarit . By DENNIS PARDEE . Writings ...
Usage of ' cult and ' ritual overlaps in the scholarly literature , although the
distinction is seldom defined . 618 ' Cult is used here to denote a coherent system
of rituals and occasional practices devoted ( again , in the case of religious cult )
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 above treatment of the cult of the dead elsewhere in the ancient Near East ,
particularly Mesopotamia , suggests that the term piqdû has a cultic sense when
tied to the funerary ritual . In the Mesopotamian cult of the dead , the essential ...
To judge from archaeological evidence , the most important ritual known from
Ugarit is KTU 1 . 40 , an ... shows that the texts were not the product of a single
school , ” Dennis Pardee , Ritual and Cult at Ugarit ( Atlanta : SBL , 2002 ) : 77 –
mon with other private archives of Ugarit is the presence of lexical texts, which
together with the Ugaritic abecedary and the ... in English translation in Pardee's
handsome and handy anthology Ritual and Cult at Ugarit [Leiden/Boston/Köln ...
I.K.H. Halayqa investigates lexical correspondences of Ugaritic and Canaanite: "Ugaritic was a spoken and written language in an area adjacent to various Canaanite dialects, such as the language of the El-Amarna letters from the city states in Syria, Lebanon and Palestine and Phoenician in Lebanon. Ugaritic was still a spoken language in the El-Amarna period, to which Old Canaanite belongs. Therefore the generic relationship between Ugaritic and Canaanite cannot be dispensed. It therefore seems appropriate to compare etymologically all the Ugaritic lexemes to those of the Northwest Semitic languages, in particular with the Canaanite branch." "The position of the Ugaritic language among the Northwest Semitic languages remains a question of lively debate. Ugaritic has been grouped with Amorite, Canaanite, Arabic and Old South Arabic. It has even been considered early Hebrew or early Phoenician or has been seen as a separate Northwest Semitic language distinct from Canaanite and Aramaic. Nevertheless, neither general acceptance nor satisfactory classification has been firmly established." "The process of searching and investigating all the possible Canaanite correspondences for 2254 Ugaritic lexemes has lead to the emergence of our lexicon, which contains 1643 certain and uncertain lexemes (1302 + 341) In other words, of 2254 lexemes only 1643 have been found with certain and uncertain Canaanite cognates."
Some enjoin readers and hearers to perform the rituals they describe , such as
an Egyptian lamentation that ... RS 24.257 transl . by D. PARDEE , Ritual and Cult at Ugarit ( Writings from the Ancient World , 10 ) , Atlanta , GA , SBL , 2002 ,
Author: Thomas Römer
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
A long time rather neglected by biblical scholars, the books of Leviticus and Numbers have recently, after the breakdown of the traditional documentary models, shifted into the centre of the pentateuchal research. According to the new consensus the Torah came into existence during the Persian period as a founding document of nascent Judaism; the books of Leviticus and Numbers contain numerous texts which reflect the very last stages of the formation of the Pentateuch in the Persian period, revealing at the same time that an urge was felt for a continuing actualization and interpretation of the mosaic Law. This volume contains papers about the books of Leviticus and Numbers presented at the Colloquium Biblicum Lovaniense in 2006. The first part gathers essays dealing with general questions of origin, structure and function of Leviticus and Numbers in the whole of the Pentateuch. The second part is dedicated to more particular issues of these books, covering the fields of textual criticism, history of redaction, synchronical analysis and reception history. With more than 30 papers written by international specialists, the present collection is a valuable contribution to the progress of scholarship on these two biblical books.
Author: Orientální ústav (Akademie věd České republiky)Publish On: 2007
Notes 8 | Dennis Pardee , review of Mark S . Smith , The Rituals and Myths of the
Feast of the Goodly Gods of KTU / CAT 1 . 23 : Royal Constructions of ... 3 Dennis
Pardee , Ritual and Cult at Ugarit , 167 - 191 . Pierre Bordreuil , and Dennis ...
Author: Orientální ústav (Akademie věd České republiky)
Poetry in Ugaritic Ritual Texts . In Verse in Ancient Near Eastern Prose . Ed . J. C.
de Moor and W. G. E. Watson , 207–18 . AOAT , vol . 42. Kevelaer : Verlag Butzon
und Bercker . - . 1996. Marziņu , Kispu , and the Ugaritic Funerary Cult : A ...
35 sion a bag of flour is brought for the ritual ; ( s ) incense braziers are present
on all occasions ; and ( 6 ) the heaven , and not the Pharaoh , is ... 37 Dennis
Pardée , Ritual and Cult at Ugarit ( Writings from the Ancient World 10 ; Atlanta ,
Author: Karin Finsterbusch
Publisher: Numen Books: Studies in the Hi
The present volume asks to which extent ancient practices and traditions of human sacrifice are reflected in medieval and modern Judeo-Christian times and also includes contributions concerned with the Ancient Near East and Ancient Greece.
... processions , and investiture ) ; ritual represents a subsystem of the cult (
parallel to more overtly administrative or theoretical subsystems ) ; and the cult
represents one of the constituents of religion at Ugarit . Or , to conceptualize it
Knowledge of Cana'anite/Ugaritic festivals (which does not rely on the negative
evidence of the Hebrew Bible) and the yearly ritual activities and ritual calendar
is not ample, but the Ugaritic texts do describe an organized temple cult under
Author: Risto Uro
Publisher: Oxford Handbooks
Scholars of religion have long assumed that ritual and belief constitute the fundamental building blocks of religious traditions and that these two components of religion are interrelated and interdependent in significant ways. Generations of New Testament and Early Christian scholars have produced detailed analyses of the belief systems of nascent Christian communities, including their ideological and political dimensions, but have by and large ignored ritual as an important element of early Christian religion and as a factor contributing to the rise and the organization of the movement. In recent years, however, scholars of early Christianity have begun to use ritual as an analytical tool for describing and explaining Christian origins and the early history of the movement. Such a development has created a momentum toward producing a more comprehensive volume on the ritual world of Early Christianity employing advances made in the field of ritual studies. The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual gives a manifold account of the ritual world of early Christianity from the beginning of the movement up to the end of the fifth century. The volume introduces relevant theories and approaches; central topics of ritual life in the cultural world of early Christianity; and important Christian ritual themes and practices in emerging Christian groups and factions.
The Ugaritic co - opted the ritual and some of the concomitant formulae for purely
narrative purposes , whereas the OT writer , by substituting the calf - bull for Mot ,
achieved his aim of maligning the Ephraimite bull - cults which portrayed we ...
Though dealing with the Ugaritic material , it is directly relevant for ancient Israel .
Pardee argues against a widespread on - going mortuary cult at Ugarit , based
on his study of the Ugaritic ritual texts.85 He also concludes , as I had earlier ...
Author: Barry M. Gittlen
Thirteen essays from an ASOR symposium on the relationship among archaeology, text and our understanding of ancient Israelite religion. Contributors include: J. Z. Smith, W. G. Dever, Z. Zevit, K. van der Toorn, J. M. Sasson, E. Bloch-Smith, S. Gitin, B. A. Levine, W. T. Pitard, T. J. Lewis, and B. M. Gittlen.