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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.

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.
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 Sciences""""2.3.�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 Ugarit""""4.2.�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 Literature""""6.1.�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""
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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