Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near East

by Jan Bremmer
     
 

This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like ‘magic’ and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.See more details below

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This book greatly enhances our knowledge of the interrelationship of Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East by offering important analyses of Greek myths, divinities and terms like ‘magic’ and 'paradise', but also of the Greek contribution to the Christian notion of atonement.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004164734
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/21/2008
Series:
Jerusalem Studies in Religion and Culture Series, #8
Pages:
430
Sales rank:
1,026,519
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Canonical and Alternative Creation Myths 1

Ch. 2 Pandora or the Creation of a Greek Eve 19

Ch. 3 The Birth of Paradise 35

Ch. 4 The First Clime: Brothers and Fratricide in the Ancient Mediterranean 57

Ch. 5 Greek Fallen Angels: Kronos and the Titans 73

Ch. 6 Near Eastern and Native Traditions in Apollodorus' Account of the Flood 101

Ch. 7 Don't Look Back: From the Wife of Lot to Orpheus and Eurydice 117

Ch. 8 Balaam, Mopsus and Melampous: Tales of Travelling Seers 133

Ch. 9 Hebrew Lishkah and Greek Lesche 153

Ch. 10 The Scapegoat between Northern Syria, Hittites, Israelites, Greeks and Early Christians 169

Ch. 11 Close Encounters of the Third Kind: Heliodorus in the Temple and Paul on the Road to Damascus 215

Ch. 12 Persian Magoi and the Birth of the Term 'Magic' 235

Ch. 13 Anaphe, Apollo Aigletes and the Origin of Asclepius 249

Ch. 14 Attis: A Greek God in Anatolian Pessinous and Catullan Rome 267

Ch. 15 The Myth of the Golden Fleece 303

Appendix I Genesis 1.1: A Jewish Response to a Persian Challenge? 339

Appendix II Magic and Religion? 347

Appendix III The Spelling and Meaning of the Name Megabyxos 353

Bibliography 357

Index of Names, Subjects and Passages 401

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