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Author Wilson-Wright, Aren M., author

Title Athtart : the transmission and transformation of a Goddess in the Late Bronze Age / Aren M. Wilson-Wright
Published Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 179 pages ): illustrations
Series Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe ; 90
Forschungen zum Alten Testament. 2. Reihe ; 90.
Contents Preface -- List of abbreviations -- List of illustrations and tables -- Introduction -- Review of previous scholarship -- A new method for the study of deities -- The development and etymology of *Atṯar- and Atṯart- -- Athtart in Egypt -- Review of previous scholarship -- The linguistic data -- The equestrian forms of Athtar(t) -- Adaptation of the equestrian forms of Athtar(t) -- Syrian Athtar and the "Magico-Medical" Athtart -- Summary and conclusion -- Athtart at Emar -- The history of Emar -- The linguistic data -- Evidence for agricultural forms of Aštart -- Evidence for Urban forms of Aštart -- The coexistence of agricultural and Urban forms of Aštart -- Summary and conclusion -- Excursus : other forms of Aštart at Emar -- Athtart at Ugarit -- Ritual transmission and the king -- Orality and literacy in the ugaritic language -- Verbal transmission, cult singers, and scribes -- Other forms of Athtart at Ugarit -- Summary and conclusion -- Conclusion -- Further case studies -- Theoretical expansions -- Bibliography -- Index of references -- Index of modem authors -- Index of subjects
Summary In this book, Aren M. Wilson-Wright proposes a new model for studying gods in the Ancient Near East. He then illustrates the utility of this model by applying it to a detailed study of the goddess Athtart at three Late Bronze Age sites: Egypt, Emar, and Ugarit. -back of book
Notes Revised thesis (Ph.D.) - University of Texas, Austin, 2016
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-168) and indexes
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian deity)
SUBJECT Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian deity) fast
Subject Athtart (Semitic deity)
Goddesses, Semitic.
Goddesses, Semitic
SUBJECT Egypt -- Religion.
Syria -- Religion
Emar (Extinct city) -- Antiquities
Ugarit (Extinct city) -- Antiquities
Subject Egypt
Syria -- Emar (Extinct city)
Syria -- Ugarit (Extinct city)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783161550119