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Title Creation and chaos : a reconsideration of Hermann Gunkel's chaoskampf hypothesis / edited by JoAnn Scurlock and Richard H. Beal
Published Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2013
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Contents Preface -- Introduction -- Abbreviations -- Part 1: Creation and Chaos -- From Hesiod's Abyss to Ovid's rudis indigestaque moles: Chaos and Cosmos in the Babylonian "Epic of Creation" / Karen Sonik -- On the Theogonies of Hesiod and the Hurrians: An Exploration of the Dual Natures of Tessub and Kumarbi / Dennis R.M. Campbell -- Creation in the Bible and the Ancient Near East / W.G. Lambert -- Searching for Meaning in Genesis1:2: Purposeful Creation out of Chaos without Kampf / JoAnn Scurlock -- Part 2: Monster-Bashing Myths -- The Fifth Day of Creation in Ancient Syrian and Neo-Hittite Art / Douglas Frayne -- Once upon a Time in Kiskilusa: The Dragon-Slayer Myth in Central Anatolia / Amir Gilan -- The Northwest Semitic Conflict Myth and Egyptian Sources from the Middle and New Kingdoms / Joanna Toyraanvuori -- Yamm as the Personification of Chaos? A Linguistic and Literary Argument for a Case of Mistaken Identity / Brendon C. Benz -- Part 3: Gunkel and His Times -- Chaos and Creation: Hermann Gunkel between Establishing the "History of Religions School," Acknowledging Assyriology, and Defending the Faith / Steven Lundstrom -- Where Is Eden? An Analysis of Some of the Mesopotamian Motifs in Primeval J / Peter Feinman -- Babel-Bible-Baal / Aaron Tugendhaft -- Part 4: Power and Politics -- The Combat Myth as a Succession Story at Ugarit / Wayne T. Pitard -- What Are the Nations Doing in the Chaoskampf? / Robert D. Miller II -- Part 5: Kampf and Chaos -- The Combat Myth in Israelite Tradition Revisited / Bernard F. Batto -- The Three "Daughters" of Baal and Transformations of Chaoskampf in the Early Chapters of Genesis / Richard E. Averbeck -- Part 6: Chaos and (Re)Creation -- Chaoskampf Lost-Chaoskampf Regained: The Gunkel Hypothesis Revisited / JoAnn Scurlock -- Making All Things New (Again): Zephaniah's Eschatological Vision of a Return to Primeval Time / David Melvin -- [Part 7:] Indexes -- Index of Authors -- Index of Scripture -- Index of Subjects -- Index of Ancient Texts and Objects -- Index of Words
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Gunkel, Hermann, 1862-1932.
Creation -- Mythology -- Middle East.
Monsters -- Middle East.
Mythology, Middle Eastern.
Religion and politics -- Middle East -- History -- To 1500.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Beal, Richard Henry, 1953-
Scurlock, Jo Ann, 1953-
ISBN 1575068656 (electronic bk.)
9781575068657 (electronic bk.)