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Author Allen, Spencer L.,
Title The Splintered Divine A Study of Istar, Baal, and Yahweh Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity in the Ancient Near East / Spencer L. Allen.
Imprint Berlin/Boston De Gruyter 2015.

Author Allen, Spencer L.,
Series Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) ; 5.
Studies in Ancient Near Eastern Records (SANER) ; 5.
Subject Ishtar (Assyro-Babylonian deity)
Baal (Canaanite deity)
God -- Name -- Comparative studies.
God (Judaism) -- Name.
Description Online-Ressource.
Note Lizenzpflichtig.
Archivierung/Langzeitarchivierung gewährleistet pdager.
Print version record.
Contents 0 Introduction; 0.1 Ištar-of-Nineveh and Ištar-of-Arbela; 0.2 Divine Names and Divine Multiplicity; 0.3 Outline and Method; 1 Considering Multiplicity and Defining Deity; 1.1 An Early History of Identifying and Equating Divine Names; 1.2 Toward Minimizing Multiplicity; 1.3 Toward Maximizing Multiplicity; 1.4 Agency, Names, Offerings, and Rituals; 1.5 Conclusions; Excursus: "Syncretism"; 2 Comparative Insights; 2.1 The Multiple Manifestations of the Madonna; 2.2 Hittite Multiplicity; 2.3 Conclusions.
3 The Divine Hierarchy and Embedded God Lists (EGLs)3.1 Moving Away from Lexical God Lists; 3.2 The Last Are Least; 3.3 Building Composite God Lists; 3.4 Witness-List Traditions; 3.5 Personal and Royal Correspondence; 3.6 Cultic Texts and EGLs; 3.7 Implications for the Present Study; 4 The Ištar Goddesses of Neo-Assyria; 4.1 The Ištar Goddesses by Several Other Names and Titles; 4.2 Theological Speculations about Ištar Goddesses; 4.3 The Goddess at Nineveh; 4.4 The Goddess at Arbela; 4.5 Who is Mullissu, and when is she Mullissu?; 4.6 Assyrian-Ištar; 4.8 Conclusions.
5 Geographic Epithets in the West5.1 The Baal Deities of Ugarit; 5.2 Baal-of-Ugarit and the other Baal Deities at Ugarit; 5.3 Baal: Epithet or Name?; 5.4 The Baal Deities of the First Millennium; 5.5 Why is a Baal Deity's Geography Important?; 5.6 First-millennium Goddesses in Northwest Semitic Texts; 5.7 Conclusions; 6 A Kuntillet 'Ajrud Awakening; 6.1 "Hear, O Israel, Yahweh//our-God"; 6.2 The Geographic Origin of Yahweh: Teman; 6.3 Yahweh and the Kingdom of Israel: Samaria; 6.4 Yahweh and the Kingdom of Judah: Zion and the Hosts; 6.5 Yahweh and the bet-Locative; 6.6 Conclusions.
7 Conclusions7.1 Summary; 7.2 Implications; Bibliography; Maps; Appendix: Tables 1.1-7.1; Indices; Primary Texts Index; General Index.
Summary "This book investigates the issue of the singularity versus the multiplicity of ancient Near Eastern deities who are known by a common first name but differentiated by their last names, or geographic epithets. It focuses primarily on the Ishtar divine names in Mesopotamia, Baal names in the Levant, and Yahweh names in Israel"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-341) and indexes.
Note English.
ISBN 9781614512363
ISBN/ISSN 10.1515/9781614512363
OCLC # 908077218
Additional Format Erscheint auch als 9781614512387.
Erscheint auch als Online-Ausgabe 9781614512363.
Elektronische Reproduktion von 9781614512936.

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