Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)...

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

P U B L I C A T I O N S O F T H E P E R R Y F O U N DA T I O N F O R B I B L I C A L R E S E A R C H I N T H E H E B R E W U N I V E R S I T Y O F J E R U S A L E M

Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)


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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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