Yahweh Versus Baal A Conflict of Religious Cultures : a Study in the Relevance of Ugaritic Materials for the Early Faith of Israel

By: Habel, Norman C.

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Text is clean. Cover shows only limited wear. Dust jacket shows light edgewear, minor chipping at spine ends, DJ is price clipped with ink mark on front flap of DJ. Previous owner gift inscription on reverse of front free endpaper. NAP. ; From dust jacket flap: Since 1929, scholars have been concerned with the interpretation of certain Canaanite literary materials found at Ras Shamra in North Syria, known as Ugarit in ancient times. Attention has been paid, primarily, to certain linguistic and cultural parallels between this corpus of literature and sections of the Old Testament. But despite the number treatments of isolated points of contact between Ugaritic and biblical thought, one major question has not received an adequate answer. How and to what extent are the Ugaritic texts, and especially the Baal texts, relevant for an appreciation of the fundamentals of the Israelite religion? Professor Habel seeks to answer at least part of this question by translating pertinent segments of the Baal texts, according to the sequence of G. R. Driver, summarizing their context, and considering their important thought sequence, and basic ideas in relation to appropriate materials from the early faith of Israel.

Title: Yahweh Versus Baal A Conflict of Religious Cultures : a Study in the Relevance of Ugaritic Materials for the Early Faith of Israel

Author Name: Habel, Norman C.

Categories: Bible Background,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Bookman Associates: 1964

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

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