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- DescriptionThe Deuteromic History is replete with images of water, storm, and drought. This book is a fascinating study of these images as keys to a polemic against the Canaanite pantheon of Baalism. Canaanite deities, particularly the storm god Baal, competed directly with Yahweh, the single deity who led the Hebrew tribes out of Egypt. Leaving Nile-irrigated Egypt and settling in the more arid regions of Canaan, these tribes asked their new neighbors: How do your gardens grow? The resulting popularity of Baalism among the Hebrews brought forth awesome rebukes from Yahweh. This work critically examines both historical and textual sources, including the literature of the Ras Shamra Texts. It offers bold insight into the symbols employed by Deuteromic Historians and their clear agenda to convince a wayward people that Yahweh, t Baal, was the god of heaven and earth, storm and sea.
- Author BiographyThe Author: Fred E. Woods is currently a faculty member in the Religion Department of Ricks College in Rexburg, Idaho. He earned his B.S. and M.A. from Brigham Young University and his Ph.D. in Middle East Studies: Hebrew Bible from the University of Utah. A former instructor at Brigham Young University, Dr. Woods has written for scholarly journals and has participated in several symposia on biblical topics.
- Author(s)Fred E. Woods
- PublisherPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Date of Publication01/04/1994
- SubjectLiterary Criticism
- Series TitleAmerican University Studies, Series 7: Theology & Religion
- Series Part/Volume Number150
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- First Published1994
- ImprintPeter Lang Publishing Inc
- Weight430 g
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