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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 -- 1.1a?Introduction -- 1.2.a?Pan-Babylonianism -- 1.3.a?Understanding Mesopotamian Astronomy -- 1.4.a?The Problem in Assyriology -- 1.5.a?The Problem in Biblical Studies -- 1.6.a?The Problem in Ugaritology -- 1.7.a?Bridging the Gap -- 1.8.a?Celestial Science in Ancient Near Eastern Literature -- Appendix 1.1: Definitions of Important Terms Used in This Study -- Celestial Science in Mesopotamia -- 2.1.a?Introduction
2.2.a?Prea?Old Babylonian Celestial Sciences2.3.a?Celestial Divination Material -- 2.4.a?Celestial Divination Supportive Material: Didactic and Practical Tools -- 2.5.a?Celestial Divination Interpretive Material -- 2.6.a?Miscellaneous Celestial-Science Material -- 2.7.a?Summary History of Mesopotamian Astronomy -- Celestial Science in Mesopotamian Literature -- 3.1.a?Introduction -- 3.2.a?Divination -- 3.3.a?Catasterisms and Other Celestial Aetia -- 3.4.a?Miscellaneous -- 3.5.a?Conclusion -- Celestial Science at Ugarit and in Ugaritic Literature
4.1.a?The Celestial Sciences at Ugarit4.2.a?The Celestial Sciences in Ugaritic Literature -- Appendix 4.1: Interpretations of the Baal Cycle -- Appendix 4.2: Gastera?s Interpretation of the Aqhat Text -- Appendix 4.3: Interpretations of KTU 1.23 -- Celestial Science in Ancient Israel -- 5.1.a?Introduction -- 5.2.a?Celestial Terminology in the Hebrew Bible -- 5.3.a?Astral Religion -- 5.4.a?Celestial Divination -- 5.5.a?The Calendars of the Hebrew Bible -- 5.6.a?Celestial Science in Ancient Israel: Conclusion
Celestial Science in Ancient Israelite Literature6.1.a?Introduction: The Criteria for Identifying Celestial References in the Hebrew Bible -- 6.2.a?Celestial Agents, Astral Religion, and Calendar -- 6.3.a?Joshua 10 -- 6.4.a?Judges 5 -- 6.5.a?The Shadow on the Steps of Ahaz -- 6.6.a?Genesis 1:14a?18 -- 6.7.a?The Stars in Job -- 6.8.a?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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