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eBook Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)
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Publisher:  Varda Books
Original Publisher:  Magnes Press
Published:  2005
Language:  English
Pages:   618
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About the Book -- Biblical and Oriental Studies (2 volumes)

The collection and re-publication of Umberto Cassuto's articles has long been a desideratum, not only as a tribute to the memory of a great Jewish scholar, but as a valuable contribution to biblical scholarship.

Cassuto wrote in many languages and published his articles in a variety of learned periodicals. Many, if not most of these essays are very difficult to obtain today and a number of scholars have complained of their inaccessibility. Although the majority of these essays presented here in English translation were written a long time ago, the passing years have dealt kindly with them -- their value has not been deminished.

The present ediition is made up of two previously published volumes. The second volume contained Subject Index covering both, so the editors of electronic edition decided to publish them together for reader's convinience. Clicking on any Subject Index entries will take one directly to the page it refers to.

The first volume is devoted to purely Biblical themes; the second includes comparative studies in which Biblical subjects are examined in the light of Easter literature (particularly Ugaritic) and articles on Ugaritic and other texts.

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Contents

Translator's Foreword . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . v

Abbreviations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . viii

The Sequence and Arrangement of the Biblical Sections . . . . . 1

The Beginning of Historiography among the Israelites . . . . . . 7

The Episode of the Sons of God and the Daughters of Man
(Genesis vi 1–4) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

The Story of Tamar and Judah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

The Song of Moses (Deuteronomy Chapter xxxii 1–43) . . . . . 41

Deuteronomy Chapter xxxiii and the New Year in Ancient
Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Jerusalem in the Pentateuch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

The Prophet Hosea and the Books of the Pentateuch . . . . . . 79

The Second Chapter of the Book of Hosea . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

On the Formal and Stylistic Relationship between Deutero-
Isaiah and Other Biblical Writers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141

The Prophecies of Jeremiah concerning the Gentiles . . . . . . 178

The Arrangement of the Book of Ezekiel . . . . . . . . . . . . . 227

Psalm lxviii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 241

The Jewish Translation of the Bible into Latin and its Importance
for the Study of the Greek and Aramaic Versions . . 285

APPENDIX: The Book of Jonah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 299

Plates I–III (Facsimile) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 302

Publications in which first appeared the writings collected in
this volume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 308

VOLUME II

Foreword . . . . . V

Abbreviations . . . . . VII

Symbols for the Ugaritic Texts—Comparative Table IX

PART ONE: The Bible and Ancient Oriental Texts

Chapter iii of Habakkuk and the Ras Shamra Texts . 3

Biblical and Canaanite Literature . . 16

Parallel Words in Hebrew and Ugaritic . . 60

The Israelite Epic . . . . 69

PART Two: Ugaritic Texts

The Palace of Baal in Tablet II AB of Ras Shamra 113

Mot's Message to Baal in Tablet I* AB of Ras Shamra 140

The Death of Baal (Tablet I* AB of the Ras Shamra Texts) 146

Baal and Mot in the Ugaritic Texts . . 168

Asherah's Journey in the Ugaritic Texts (II AB iv 1–18) 178

Zeus Demarus in the Ugaritic Texts . . 188

Daniel and the Ears of Corn—An Episode from Tablet I D of Ras Shamra . . . . 193

Daniel and his Son in Tablet II D of Ras Shamra . 199

The Seven Wives of King Keret . . . 206

PART THREE: Other Ancient Texts

The Gezer Calendar and its Historical-Religious Value 211

The Lachish Ostraca . . . . 229

The God of the Jews of Elephantine . . 240

Publications in which first appeared the writings collected in this volume . . . . . 250

Index to volumes I and II . . . 252



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