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Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic: Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel

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Directed toward a synthesis of the history of the religion of Israel, the essays in this volume address key aspects of Israelite religious development. Cross traces the continuities between early Israelite religion and the Canaanite culture from which it emerged; explores the tension between the mythic and the historical in Israel's religious expression; and examines the ...more
Paperback, 394 pages
Published September 1st 1997 by Harvard University Press (first published January 1st 1973)
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Greg
Dec 17, 2009 Greg rated it it was amazing
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This book treads roughly the same ground as Mark S. Smith's The Early History of God and The Origins of Biblical Monotheism. It is a tour de force of historical reconstruction from biblical sources. It deals with many of the thorny problems of the disparate historical books of the Bible (Chronicles and Joshua-2Kings). It includes the crucial paper on the dual redaction of the Deuteronomic History (Deuteronomy and Joshua-2 Kings). That paper alone is worth the purchase of the book, because it has ...more
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I was not quite prepared for this thick and chewy read. The first half was awesome. The role of Canaanite myth as the foundation upon which the Hebrew epic was built was rich and juicy. The second half dealt largely with the conflicting voices present in the pentateuch, for which I was unprepared.
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Scholar of biblical studies, biblical languages, and paleoarchaeology.

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