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Author Cooley, Jeffrey L.
Title Poetic astronomy in the ancient Near East : the reflexes of celestial science in ancient Mesopotamian, Ugaritic, and Israelite narrative / Jeffrey L. Cooley.
Imprint Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2013.

Author Cooley, Jeffrey L.
Series History, Archaeology, and the Culture of the Levant ; v. 5.
History, Archaeology, and the Culture of the Levant.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Astronomy, Ancient -- Middle East.
Astronomy, Ancient, in literature.
Astronomy -- Middle East -- History.
Middle East -- History.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgments -- Abbreviations -- The Study of Ancient Near Eastern Celestial Science and Literature -- 1.1�Introduction -- 1.2.�Pan-Babylonianism -- 1.3.�Understanding Mesopotamian Astronomy -- 1.4.�The Problem in Assyriology -- 1.5.�The Problem in Biblical Studies -- 1.6.�The Problem in Ugaritology -- 1.7.�Bridging the Gap -- 1.8.�Celestial Science in Ancient Near Eastern Literature -- Appendix 1.1: Definitions of Important Terms Used in This Study -- Celestial Science in Mesopotamia -- 2.1.�Introduction
2.2.�Pre�Old Babylonian Celestial Sciences2.3.�Celestial Divination Material -- 2.4.�Celestial Divination Supportive Material: Didactic and Practical Tools -- 2.5.�Celestial Divination Interpretive Material -- 2.6.�Miscellaneous Celestial-Science Material -- 2.7.�Summary History of Mesopotamian Astronomy -- Celestial Science in Mesopotamian Literature -- 3.1.�Introduction -- 3.2.�Divination -- 3.3.�Catasterisms and Other Celestial Aetia -- 3.4.�Miscellaneous -- 3.5.�Conclusion -- Celestial Science at Ugarit and in Ugaritic Literature
4.1.�The Celestial Sciences at Ugarit4.2.�The Celestial Sciences in Ugaritic Literature -- Appendix 4.1: Interpretations of the Baal Cycle -- Appendix 4.2: Gaster�s Interpretation of the Aqhat Text -- Appendix 4.3: Interpretations of KTU 1.23 -- Celestial Science in Ancient Israel -- 5.1.�Introduction -- 5.2.�Celestial Terminology in the Hebrew Bible -- 5.3.�Astral Religion -- 5.4.�Celestial Divination -- 5.5.�The Calendars of the Hebrew Bible -- 5.6.�Celestial Science in Ancient Israel: Conclusion
Celestial Science in Ancient Israelite Literature6.1.�Introduction: The Criteria for Identifying Celestial References in the Hebrew Bible -- 6.2.�Celestial Agents, Astral Religion, and Calendar -- 6.3.�Joshua 10 -- 6.4.�Judges 5 -- 6.5.�The Shadow on the Steps of Ahaz -- 6.6.�Genesis 1:14�18 -- 6.7.�The Stars in Job -- 6.8.�Conclusion -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index of Authors -- Index of Scripture -- Index of Ancient Near Eastern Names and Sources
ISBN 1575066939 (electronic bk.)
9781575066936 (electronic bk.)
9781575062624 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1575062623 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 837528053
Additional Format Print version: 9781575062624 1575062623 (DLC) 2012048703.


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