The Resource Greek religion and culture, the Bible, and the ancient Near East, by Jan N. Bremmer

Greek religion and culture, the Bible, and the ancient Near East, by Jan N. Bremmer

Label
Greek religion and culture, the Bible, and the ancient Near East
Title
Greek religion and culture, the Bible, and the ancient Near East
Statement of responsibility
by Jan N. Bremmer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East. This book contributes greatly to this interest by studying the Near Eastern background of important Greek myths, such as those of the creation of the world and the first woman, the Flood, the Golden Fleece, the Titans and travelling seers, but also of the births of Attis and Asclepius as well as the origins of the terms 'paradise' and 'magic'. It also shows that, in turn, Greek literature influenced Jewish stories of divine epiphanies and that the Greek scapegoat myths and rituals contributed to the central Christian notion of atonement."--Jacket
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
292.08
Index
index present
LC call number
BL783
LC item number
.B74 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Jerusalem studies in religion and culture,
Series volume
v. 8
Label
Greek religion and culture, the Bible, and the ancient Near East, by Jan N. Bremmer
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 357-400) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cover -- Contents13; -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Conventions and Abbreviations -- Chapter 1 Canonical and Alternative Creation Myths -- Chapter 2 Pandora or the Creation of a Greek Eve -- Chapter 3 The Birth of Paradise -- Chapter 4 The First Crime: Brothers and Fratricide in the Ancient Mediterranean -- Chapter 5 Greek Fallen Angels: Kronos and the Titans -- Chapter 6 Near Eastern and Native Traditions in Apollodorus' Account of the Flood -- Chapter 7 Don't Look Back: From the Wife of Lot to Orpheus and Eurydice -- Chapter 8 Balaam, Mopsus and Melampous: Tales of Travelling Seers -- Chapter 9 Hebrew Lishkah and Greek Lesch234; -- Chapter 10 The Scapegoat between Northern Syria, Hittites, Israelites, Greeks and Early Christians -- Chapter 11 Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Heliodorus in the Temple and Paul on the Road to Damascus -- Chapter 12 Persian Magoi and the Birth of the Term 'Magic' -- Chapter 13 Anaphe, Apollo Aigl234;t234;s and the Origin of Asclepius -- Chapter 14 Attis: A Greek God in Anatolian Pessinous and Catullan Rome -- Chapter 15 The Myth of the Golden Fleece -- Appendix I Genesis 1.1: A Jewish Response to a Persian Challenge? -- Appendix II Magic and Religion? -- Appendix III The Spelling and Meaning of the Name Megabyxos -- Bibliography -- Index of Names, Subjects and Passages
Control code
ocn606162667
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 424 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789047432715
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1163/ej.9789004164734.i-426
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35775531
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)606162667
  • pebcs9047432711
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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