Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

Yahweh and the Gods and Goddesses of Canaan (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies)

John Day


This masterly booklet is the climax of over twenty-five years of analysis of the influence of Canaanite faith and mythology on historic Israel and the previous testomony. it's John Day's magnum opus within which he units forth all his major arguments and conclusions at the topic. The paintings considers intimately the connection among Yahweh and a few of the gods and goddesses of Canaan, together with the top gods El and Baal, the good goddesses (Asherah, Astarte and Anat), astral deities (Sun, Moon and Lucifer), and underworld deities (Mot, Resheph, Molech and the Rephaim). Day assesses either what Yahwism assimilated from those deities and what it got here to reject. extra ordinarily he discusses the influence of Canaanite polytheism on historical Israel and the way monotheism used to be ultimately achieved.

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