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By Frank Moore Cross

ISBN-10: 0674091752

ISBN-13: 9780674091757

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Directed towards a synthesis of the background of the faith of Israel, the essays during this quantity handle key points of Israelite spiritual improvement. Frank Moore pass strains the continuities among early Israelite faith and the Caananite tradition from which it emerged, explores the stress among the mythic and the old in Israel's non secular expression, and examines the reemergence of Caananite mythic fabric within the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the lifeless Sea Scrolls.

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Purvis, and A. A. MacRae, Nuzi Personal Names, 01P 57 (Chicago, University of Chicago Press, 1943), p. 213 and references: and E. Laroche, Recherches sur les nonlS des dieux hit/ites (Paris, G. P. 49. 87. Both appear to be substantives derived from hollow roots to which are added the adjectival morpheme -anu. ~HL The transcription is found in the inscription cited in note ~O: it is also found on coins of Ascalon. See G. F. Hill, Catalogue of the Greek Coins of Palestine (London, British Museum, 1914), p.

Much later she appears also on coins of Ascalon, presumably still in association with '£1. She holds the aphlaston and otherwise displays her associations ·with the sea. 46. 252). 47. Cf. 8. 48. CTA, 20-22. 'E/ and the God of the Fathers 21 "goddesses. ibu ba-'altarti 'Ilu tapata ba-Haddi ra'iyu dii yasiru wa-yagammiru ba-kinnari 50 'EI is enthroned with 'Altart : 'EI sits asjudge with Haddu his shepherd, Who sings and plays on the lyre ... The scene is a pleasant one, the old king sitting in state with his young mistress and with the shep,herd Haddu singing and playing in court as David sang to old Saul.

97. KAI, 14: 16 (Esmun(azor). 30 The Religion o/Canaan and the God oj' Israel "'the great goddesses who conceive but do not bear"98 referring~ it appears, to their role as divine bride or virgin in the hieros ga1110S, while at the same time they are goddesses of fertility. In Egypt CA,{tart is also called HMistress of Heaven~"99 and is pictured as a war goddess~ as sometimes Tannit and Juno are portrayed. lOo Finally~ CAstart's epithet, sn1 bC/, HName of Bacl" found at Ugarit in the fourteenth century~ and at Sidon in the fifth is semantically equivalent to the epithet pane baci used of Tannit.

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