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Asherah : goddesses in Ugarit, Israel and the Old Testament / Tilde Binger.

Binger, Tilde. (Author).
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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. Isaïe. VI, 13 > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Asherah (Semitic deity)
Ugaritic literature > Relation to the Old Testament.
Ugaritic language > Texts.
Hebrew literature > History and criticism.
Hebrew language > Texts.
Mythology, Semitic.
Asherah (Divinité sémitique)
Asherah (Divinité sémitique) > Enseignement biblique.
Déesses d'Ougarit.
Déesses palestiniennes.
Ougarit (Ville ancienne) > Religion.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567119766
  • ISBN: 0567119769
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (190 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©1997.

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General Note: Based on the author's thesis (doctoral)--1991.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Chapter 1 METHOD; Chapter 2 DEFINITIONS; Chapter 3 THE SOURCE MATERIAL; Chapter 4 ASHERAH IN UGARIT; Chapter 5 ASHERAH IN ISRAEL; Chapter 6 ASHERAH IN THE OLD TESTAMENT; Chapter 7 ASHERAH IN UGARIT, ISRAEL AND THE OLD TESTAMENT; Appendix 1 LISTS OF SACRIFICES FROM UGARIT; Appendix 2 INSCRIPTIONS FROM 'ISRAEL'; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: A comprehensive discussion of texts concerning the goddess Asherah, as she is portrayed in texts from Ugarit (both epic and ritual texts, as well as the lists of sacrifices), Israel (the Khirbet el-Qom and Kuntillet Ajrud inscriptions) and the Old Testament. The main theses of the book are that two or more divinities carrying the same name but separated by several hundred years are not necessarily to be identified; that Asherah is probably not a name, but rather a title, carried by the main goddess in ancient Syria-Palestine; that the Asherah of the Old Testament and the Israelite texts was in.
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