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Yahweh and the gods of Canaan a historical analysis of two contrasting faiths. by William Foxwell Albright

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Published by Athlone Press in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D,
  • Canaanites -- Religion

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliographical footnotes.

SeriesJordan lectures in comparative religion,, 7
Classifications
LC ClassificationsBM170 .A4 1968b
The Physical Object
Paginationxiv, 250 p.
Number of Pages250
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5671809M
ISBN 100485174073
LC Control Number68131971
OCLC/WorldCa423057

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  Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan. This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and the Old Testament. It is John Day's magnum opus in which he sets forth all his main arguments and conclusions on the subject/5. The five chapters were originally presented as seven lectures and discuss Poetry and Prose, the Patriarchal Background, Canaanite Religion in the Early Bronze Age, the Struggle between Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan, and the Professor Albright speaks to a new generation of scholars through this reprint of his classic work contrasting Israelite and Canaanite religions/5. The five chapters were originally presented as seven lectures and discuss Poetry and Prose, the Patriarchal Background, Canaanite Religion in the Early Bronze Age, the Struggle between Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan, and the Religious Cultures of Israel and : William Foxwell Albright.   Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan. This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and the Old Testament. It is John Day's magnum opus in which he sets forth all his main arguments and conclusions on the subject/5(2).

  Addeddate Identifier YahwehAndTheGodsAndGoddessesOfCanaan Identifier-ark ark://t4gn5hj40 Ocr ABBYY FineReader (Extended OCR).   Although the Bible, and specifically the Book of Exodus, presents Yahweh as the god of the Israelites, there are many passages which make clear that this deity was also worshipped by other peoples in : Joshua J. Mark.   "Yawee was originally one of a pantheon of gods - but as he was a war god his priests controlled the army and were able to take over" I did a bit of research, and I'm pretty sure he's referring to Yahweh as a part of the Canaanite pantheon of gods.   The Gods. El. The original head of the Canaanite pantheon, El is a father god who literally shares a name with God. He lives on the Mountain of Lel and his consort is Asherah. He is a more passive figure in the myths. The most he does is grant or deny the wishes of other gods. He resists Baal’s claim to power, but eventually upholds it.

  IV. The struggle between Yahweh and the gods of Canaan -- The Mosaic movement -- The antiquity of Mosaic law -- Early pagan vestiges in Hebrew literature: archaic demythologizing -- Some aspects of early Israelite cult : 1 Samuel So Israel put away the BAALs and the ASTARTEs, and they served YAHWEH only. ATHAR. The Canaanite god of the morning star. After his failure to replace BAAL he is made ruler of the underworld. BAAL. BAAL means "lord" and is an euphemism for the Canaanite god HADAD in the same way that the Bible now translated Yahweh as Lord. Yahweh and the Gods of Canaan: A Historical Analysis of Two Contrasting Faiths. Professor Albright speaks to a new generation of scholars through this reprint of his classic work contrasting Israelite and Canaanite religions.4/5(1). It is the fruit of a long-standing ‘ambition of completing a more thoroughgoing and comprehensive investigation of the relationship between Yahweh and the gods and goddesses of Canaan’. Day makes this topic accessible while retaining scholarly integrity through extensive reference to both ancient text and recent scholarship.