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Author Binger, Tilde

Title Asherah : goddesses in Ugarit, Israel and the Old Testament / Tilde Binger
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997


Description 1 online resource (190 pages)
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 232
Copenhagen international seminar ; 2
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 232.
Copenhagen international seminar ; 2.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 METHOD; Chapter 2 DEFINITIONS; Chapter 3 THE SOURCE MATERIAL; Chapter 4 ASHERAH IN UGARIT; Chapter 5 ASHERAH IN ISRAEL; Chapter 6 ASHERAH IN THE OLD TESTAMENT; Chapter 7 ASHERAH IN UGARIT, ISRAEL AND THE OLD TESTAMENT; Appendix 1 LISTS OF SACRIFICES FROM UGARIT; Appendix 2 INSCRIPTIONS FROM 'ISRAEL'; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors
Summary A comprehensive discussion of texts concerning the goddess Asherah, as she is portrayed in texts from Ugarit (both epic and ritual texts, as well as the lists of sacrifices), Israel (the Khirbet el-Qom and Kuntillet Ajrud inscriptions) and the Old Testament. The main theses of the book are that two or more divinities carrying the same name but separated by several hundred years are not necessarily to be identified; that Asherah is probably not a name, but rather a title, carried by the main goddess in ancient Syria-Palestine; that the Asherah of the Old Testament and the Israelite texts was in
Notes Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--1991
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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SUBJECT Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Old Testament fast
Subject Asherah (Semitic deity)
Ugaritic literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
Ugaritic language -- Texts
Hebrew literature -- History and criticism
Hebrew language -- Texts
Mythology, Semitic.
Asherah (Semitic deity) -- Biblical teaching
Goddesses, Ugaritic.
RELIGION -- Comparative Religion.
Goddesses, Ugaritic
Asherah (Semitic deity) -- Biblical teaching
Asherah (Semitic deity)
Hebrew language
Hebrew literature
Mythology, Semitic
Ugaritic language
Ugaritic literature -- Relation to the Old Testament
Oude Testament.
SUBJECT Ugarit (Extinct city) -- Religion
Subject Syria -- Ugarit (Extinct city)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567119766