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The Conflict Topos in Extant Narratives

Debra Scoggins Ballentine

in The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199370252
eISBN:
9780190226824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199370252.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter offers analysis of the conflict topos in Anzu, the Babylonian and Assyrian recensions of Enuma Elish, and the Ugaritic Baʿlu Cycle. It argues that these narratives present specific and ... More


Precursors to the Priestly Creation Account (Gen 1:1–2:3)

David M. Carr

in The Formation of Genesis 1-11: Biblical and Other Precursors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190062545
eISBN:
9780190062576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062545.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter looks at potential precursors to the Priestly creation account, both within the Bible and outside it. It starts by building a case that Genesis 1 shows a particular engagement with the ... More


Creating Assyria in Its Own Image

Marian H. Feldman

in Communities of Style: Portable Luxury Arts, Identity, and Collective Memory in the Iron Age Levant

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226105611
eISBN:
9780226164427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226164427.003.0004
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The chapter proposes that practicing a consistent style, distinct from the varied stylistic practices of the Levant, helped to bolster Assyrian state consolidation as a community of culturally ... More


Precursors to the Eden Narrative (Gen 2:4b–3:24)

David M. Carr

in The Formation of Genesis 1-11: Biblical and Other Precursors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190062545
eISBN:
9780190062576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062545.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

This chapter offers a diachronically informed synchronic reading of the Garden of Eden story (Gen 2:4b–3:24) as a complex meditation on a mix of themes surrounding human identity and mortality that ... More


The Derveni Papyrus

Dwayne A. Meisner

in Orphic Traditions and the Birth of the Gods

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190663520
eISBN:
9780190663551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190663520.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

After briefly describing the nature and provenance of the Derveni Papyrus (fourth century bc), this chapter introduces in the first section the Derveni author himself and his discussion of a ritual ... More


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