Directed toward a synthesis of the history of the religion of Israel, the essays in this volume address key aspects of Israelite religious development. Frank Moore Cross traces the continuities between early Israelite religion and the Caananite culture from which it emerged, explores the tension between the mythic and the historical in Israel's religious expression, and examines the reemergence of Caananite mythic material in the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Frank Moore Cross was Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, Emeritus, Harvard University.
Abbreviations The Religion of Canaan and the God of Israel The God of the Fathers 'El and the God of the Fathers 'El in the Ugaritic Pantheon The Epithets of 'El 'El in the Canaanite Myth 'El and Ba'l Hamon The Abode of 'El 'El the Divine Patriarch Yahweh and 'El 'El in the Bible 'El Epithets in Patriarchal Narratives The Name Yahweh The Cultus of the Israelite League Prolegomena The Myth and Ritual School The History-of- Redemption School The Divine Warrior Psalm 24 and the Warrior-King The "Ritual Conquest" Transformations of the "Ritual Conquest" The Song of the Sea and Canaanite Myth The Mythic Cycle of Ba'l and 'Anat The Song of the Sea League and Kingdom Yahweh and Ba'I The Theophany of Ba'l The Storm Theophany in the Bible The Revelation at Sinai History of the Tradition of the Storm Theophany 'El's Modes of Revelation Yahweh and the Council of the Gods Ba'l versus Yahweh The Priestly Houses of Early Israel The Classical View of Israel's Early Priesthood The Function of the Stories of Conflict The Priestly Genealogies The Priests of David's National Shrine Kings and Prophets The Ideologies of Kingship in the Era of the Empire: Conditional Covenant and Eternal Decree The Limited Monarchy of Saul and Monarchy in the Northern Kingdom Davidic Kingship The Imperial Rule of Solomon The Judaean Royal Theology The Typology of the Royal Ideology A Brief Excursus on berit, "Covenant" The Themes of the Book of Kings and the Structure of the Deuteronomistic History The Contemporary Discussion of the Structure of the Deuteronornistic History The Two Themes of the First Edition of the Deuteronomistic History (Dtr1) The Theme of the Exilic Edition of the History (Dtr2) The Two Editions of the Deuteronomistic History Exile and Apocalyptic The Priestly Work The So-Called P-Source of the Pentateuch The P System of Covenants Is P a Narrative Source? Documents Used by P Archaizing Language in P The Date of P The Composition of the Priestly Work The Early History of the Apocalyptic Community at Qumran The Archaeological Context of the Qumran Qumran and the Essenes The Essenes: Priestly Apocalyptists Essene Origins A Note on the Study of Apocalyptic Origins Index of Biblical Citations Index of Ugaritic Citations Index of Technical Terms Index of Authors General Index