Early History of God Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel

ISBN-10: 080283972X

ISBN-13: 9780802839725

Edition: 2nd 2002

Authors: Mark S. Smith, Patrick D. Miller

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 289
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Patrick D. Miller is the Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology, Princeton Theological Seminary, and author of Deuteronomy.

Foreword to the Second Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Recent Research on Deities
Important Trends since 1990
Theoretical Challenges
Asherah/asherah Revisited
In Retrospect
Acknowledgments (First Edition)
Abbreviations and Sigla
The Question of Understanding Israelite Religion
Presuppositions in This Study
Deities in Israel in the Period of the Judges
Israel's "Canaanite" Heritage
Yahweh and El
Yahweh and Baal
Yahweh and Asherah
Convergence of Divine Imagery
Convergence in Israelite Religion
Israel and Its Neighbors
Yahweh and Baal
Baal Worship in Israel
Imagery of Baal and Yahweh
The Role of the Monarchy
Excursus: Yahweh and Anat
Yahweh and Asherah
Distribution in the Biblical Record
The Symbol of the Asherah
The Inscriptional Evidence
Asherah--An Israelite Goddess?
The Assimilation of the Imagery of Asherah
Excursus: Gender Language for Yahweh
Yahweh and the Sun
The Biblical Record
The Role of the Monarchy
The Assimilation of Solar Imagery
Yahwistic Cultic Practices
Yahwistic Cultic Symbols and Sites
Practices Associated with the Dead
The mlk Sacrifice
The Origins and Development of Israelite Monotheism
The Period of the Judges
The First Half of the Monarchy
The Second Half of the Monarchy
The Exile
Israelite Monotheism in Historical Perspective
Postscript: Portraits of Yahweh
Processes Leading to Divine Portraiture in Israel
The Absence of Some Canaanite Divine Roles in the Biblical Record
Indexes of Texts
Biblical Citations
Intertestamental Texts
Post-Biblical Jewish References
Texts from Ugarit
Other Near Eastern Inscriptions
Index of Authors
General Index
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