Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)...

Two-volume set of U. Cassuto's Biblical and Ancient Oriental Texts essays.

C  h a p t e r Home  | T O C |  I n d e x VI thought- stereotypes on which the faithful devotees of the Documen-tary Hypothesis based their vivisection of the Biblical text. As a fearless investigator Cassuto will always remain a light of inspiration to succeeding generations of students. The present collection of essays is the first of two volumes com-prising articles on the Bible, Ugaritic writings, and other texts. They were written in various languages and for different scientific journals. The earliest essay appeared in 1911, when the author was at the beginning of his scholarly career in Italy; the last was written forty years later, shortly before his death. This volume is devoted to purely Biblical themes; the second will include comparative studies in which Biblical subjects are examined in the light of Eastern literature ( particularly Ugaritic) and articles on Ugaritic and other texts. These essays are also being published in Hebraic garb; the first volume, entitled Biblical and Canaanite Literatures, appeared in 1972, and another volume is ready to go to press. The translation into English was in all cases made direct from the Hebrew, and where the articles were originally composed in Italian, French, or German, the English rendering was carefully checked against the original. In regard to the Italian articles I am deeply indebted to Dr. Milka Cassuto Salzmann ( the author’s daughter) for her invaluable assistance, her knowledge of Italian in all its finesses and nuances being masterly. All the studies, with two exceptions, saw the light of print in Cassuto’s lifetime. The posthumous articles are: 1. ‘ The Sequence and Arrangement of the Biblical Sections’, pp. 1 ff. ( the author had already handed the essay to the printers, but did not live to see it in print). 2. ‘ Jerusalem in the Pentateuch’, pp. 71 ff. ( the article was lying on the author’s desk, ready for publication, on the day of his death). No attempt has been made to up- date the articles; they are given here in their original classical form. The list of publications in which the essays of this volume were first printed is given on p. 308. The indexes to both volumes will be found at the end of the second volume. I cannot conclude without tendering my heartfelt thanks to all those who have, in one way or another, assisted me in my under-taking. First, I call to mind the late Silas S. Perry 24 ) ז״ל th February, 1891– 3rd June, 1972), the generous founder of ‘ The Perry Foun-dation for Biblical Research’, whose benevolence made possible the publication of these volumes, as well as all the other works of TRANSLATOR’S FOR EWORD

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Vol. IFront MatterTitle PageCopyright PageTRANSLATOR'S FOREWORDABBREVIATIONSCONTENTSTHE SEQUENCE AND ARRANGEMENT OF THE BIBLICAL SECTIONS*THE BEGINNING OF HISTORIOGRAPHY AMONG THE ISRAELITES*THE EPISODE OF THE SONS OF GOD AND THE DAUGHTERS OF MANTHE STORY OF TAMAR AND JUDAHTHE SONG OF MOSESDEUTERONOMY CHAPTER XXXIII AND THE NEW YEAR IN ANCIENT ISRAELJERUSALEM IN THE PENTATEUCHTHE PROPHET HOSEA AND THE BOOKS OF THE PENTATEUCHTHE SECOND CHAPTER OF THE BOOK OF HOSEAON THE FORMAL AND STYLISTIC RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DEUTERO-ISAIAH AND OTHER BIBLICAL WRITERSTHE PROPHECIES OF JEREMIAH CONCERNING THE GENTILESTHE ARRANGEMENT OF THE BOOK OF EZEKIELPSALM LXVIIITHE JEWISH TRANSLATION OF THE BIBLE INTO LATIN AND ITS IMPORTANCE FOR THE STUDY OF THE GREEK AND ARAMAIC VERSIONSAppendix. THE BOOK OF JONAHPUBLICATIONS IN WHICH FIRST APPEARED THE WRITINGS COLLECTED IN THIS VOLUMEVol. IIFront MatterTitle PageCopyright PageFOREWORDABBREVIATIONSSYMBOLS FOR THE UGARITIC TEXTS COMPARATIVE TABLECONTENTSPART ONE. THE BIBLE AND ANCIENT ORIENTAL TEXTSBIBLICAL AND CANAANITE LITERATUREPARALLEL WORDS IN HEBREW AND UGARITICTHE ISRAELITE EPICPART TWO. UGARITIC TEXTSTHE PALACE OF BAAL IN TABLET II AB OF RAS SHAMRAMOT'S MESSAGE TO BAAL IN TABLET I* AB OF RAS SHAMRATHE DEATH OF BAAL (TABLET I* AB OF THE RAS SHAMRA TEXTS)BAAL AND MOT IN THE UGARITIC TEXTSASHERAH'S JOURNEY IN THE UGARITIC TEXTSZEUS DEMARUS IN THE UGARITIC TEXTSDANIEL AND THE EARS OF CORN AN EPISODE FROM TABLET ID OF RAS SHAMRADANIEL AND HIS SON IN TABLET II D OF RAS SHAMRATHE SEVEN WIVES OF KING KERETPART THREE. OTHER ANCIENT TEXTSTHE GEZER CALENDAR AND ITS HISTORICAL-RELIGIOUS VALUETHE LACHISH OSTRACATHE GOD OF THE JEWS OF ELEPHANTINEPUBLICATIONS IN WHICH FIRST APPEARED THE WRITINGS COLLECTED IN THIS VOLUMEINDEX TO VOLUMES I AND II* A. TEXTS
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