Sea and the combat myth : North west semitic political mythology in the Hebrew Bible

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Full title: Sea and the combat myth : North west semitic political mythology in the Hebrew Bible / Joanna Töyräänvuori
Main author: Töyräänvuori, Joanna, (Author)
Format: Book           


Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction. Research questions and aims of the study ; Background and theoretical framework ; The three-pronged structure of the study ; Texts omitted from examination ; Practical minutiae
  • 2. Historical survey of research. North West Semitic combat myth ; North West Semitic kingship ; North West Semitic poetry
  • 3. On methods. Methodology employed in the study ; From conflict myth to combat myth : toward a definition of the North West Semitic myth of divine combat
  • 4. The weapons with which I attacked the sea : the Sea of Combat Myth at Mari. The Amorite myth of divine combat ; The campaign of Yahdun-Lim and the mythological legitimation of the Mari monarchy ; Zimri-Lim and the weapons of the Storm-God of Aleppo ; The combat myth and ordeal by river ; Summary and discussion
  • 5. Your servant is Baal, o sea : the Sea of Combat Myth in Ugarit. The Sea of Combat Myth in the Baal cycle ; Yamm in other texts from Ugarit ; The Sea of Combat Myth and iconography from Ugarit ; North West Semitic conceptions in the Hebrew Bible : the great waters and the enthronement of the Divinity ; Summary and discussion
  • 6. He shall have dominion from sea to sea : kingship and the sea in the broader Ancient Near East. Introduction and general remarks ; And he went to the sea for battle : the sea in Syrian and Anatolian myths ; The Sea of Combat Myth in other Ancient North West Semitic textual sources ; The sea and monarchic legitimation in Ancient Assyria and Babylonia ; The North West Semitic combat myth in Egyptian sources ; Conclusions
  • 7. Summary and concluding essay.