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Author Wikander, Ola, author

Title Unburning fame : horses, dragons, beings of smoke, and other Indo-European motifs in Ugarit and the Hebrew Bible / by Ola Wikander
Published Eisenbrauns : Winona Lake, Indiana, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series Coniectanea biblica. Old Testament series, 0069-8954 ; 62
Coniectanea biblica. Old Testament series ; 62.
Contents Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Preamble: The Semitic and Indo-European Language Families, and Possible Arenas of Interaction; 3. Horse and Plow: Case Studies in Technological Indo-European/Hebrew Vocabulary; 4. Biblical Chaos Dragons-and Indo-European Ones; 5. Beings of Smoke: Terms for Living Breath and Humanity in Indo-European, Ugaritic and Hebrew-and Remarks on Fatlings and Merciful Bodies; 6. When Jeroboam Divided his God; 7. Dagan/Dagon as a Possibly Indo-European-Derived Name, and Some Methodological Questions Raised by Religio-Historical Etymology
8. Strangers, Boundary-Crossers, and Young Predators in Hebrew and Indo-European: gwr, *h3erbh-, and ḫabiru9. Fame that does not Burn: The Verb ṯkḥ, the Drought Motif, Indo-European *dhgwhei-, and Etymological Poetics; 10. Dragons Returning Home: The "Pizza Effect"; 11. In Conclusion; 12. Abbreviations; 13. Bibliography; 14. Index of Personal Names; 15. Index Locorum
Summary "In this book, Ola Wikander studies Indo-European influences in the literary world of the Hebrew Bible and the Ugaritic texts, tracing a number of poetic motifs and other concepts originating in the Indo-European linguistic milieux of the greater Ancient Near East (e.g., among Anatolians and in Indo-European traditions transmitted through Mitanni)--and possibly at earlier, reconstructible levels--as they influenced what became Northwest Semitic poetic culture. The methodology used is what Wikander refers to as "etymological poetics": the study of poetic and mythological structures as transmitted through specific lexical material. One of the motifs discussed is that of destroying heat being used as a metaphor for forgetting important cultural memories and, consequently, of the resilience of such memories being expressed as resistance to burning. Thus, bringing these ancient connections between Indo-European and Northwest Semitic culture into the open is, in a sense, showing their "Unburning Fame"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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SUBJECT Bible. Old Testament -- Language, style
Bible. Old Testament fast
Subject Ugaritic literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
Indo-European languages -- Influence on Semitic languages, Northwest
Semitic languages, Northwest -- Influence on Indo-European.
RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings.
Language and languages -- Style
Semitic languages, Northwest -- Influence on Indo-European
Ugaritic literature -- Relation to the Old Testament
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017000062
ISBN 9781575067636