Israel and Hellas

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Table of Contents

Author's Preface
Preface
Abbreviations and Bibliography
Ch. 1 Hebrew and Greek Texts 1
1.1 Hebraism and Hellenism 1
1.2 Common features of Hebrew and Greek texts 10
1.3 Realms of contact between Hebrew and Greek texts 14
1.4 Conditions for the new literatures 22
1.5 Movement of peoples 29
1.6 The alphabet 38
1.7 Theism and humanism 54
Ch. 2 Literary Contexts of the Common Hebrew-Greek Vocabulary 62
2.1 The concubine 65
2.2 Cassia: with notes on other spices 70
2.3 The clothes-moth 73
2.4 The pledge 74
2.5 The ritual sickle: Iapetus and Japheth 78
2.6 The brick 83
2.7 The griffin and cherub 85
2.8 Jasper 87
Excursus A: The nine spices of Canticles 91
Excursus B: The god of Kasios and his adversary 98
Ch. 3 Cosmological Myth and the Tuna of Gibraltar 106
3.1 The domed sky 106
3.2 The pillars of the sky 113
3.3 The Phoenicians in Gades 118
3.4 The pillars as scene of dragon-combat 124
3.5 The tuna and the tanniyn 128
Ch. 4 The Mediterranean Vocabulary of the Vine 134
4.1 The name of the vine 136
4.2 The name of "wine" 137
4.3 The drinking-hall 141
4.4 "To mix" 142
4.5 The winejar 143
4.6 The wine-cask 145
4.7 The (golden) "vessel" 146
4.8 Nard and other ointments 148
4.9 The bull 152
4.10 The tambourine 152
4.11 The (unripe) grape-cluster 155
4.12 The vine-stem 156
Ch. 5 Peace Symbolism in Ancient Military Vocabulary 159
5.1 The defensive panoply 163
5.2 The lance 170
5.3 The tent 177
Excursus C: Phinehas and Phineus 181
Ch. 6 The Sacrificial Cult and its Critique 183
6.1 Sacrifice as banquet 183
6.2 Critique of the cult and modern theories 188
6.3 The bull and its name 190
6.4 The bull's horn 195
6.5 "To slaughter" 199
6.6 The altar 201
6.7 The tunic 204
6.8 Libanos, "frankincense" 210
6.9 Further features of the sacrifice 213
6.10 Human sacrifice 216
Excursus D: "Lord of the flies" 219
Ch. 7 The Shifting Roles of Women 222
7.1 Women's freedom of action in the archaic period 223
7.2 Housewife and harlot in the autonomous city-state 232
7.3 Women under the universalizing of restrictions 246
Ch. 8 Treaty and Loyalty-Oath 253
8.1 Nomenclature and formal aspects of the treaty 256
8.2 Provisions of the loyalty-oath 262
8.3 The elements as divine witnesses 267
8.4 The curses of the oath-taker on himself 272
Chronological Catalogue of Treaties 284
Supplementary Bibliography to Chapter 8 287
Ch. 9 Proverb-Book and Gold-Economy 290
9.1 The proverb-book 291
9.2 The spread of a gold-economy 299
Excursus E: Motifs, Comparisons, Proverbs 309
E.1 Ethical and religious motifs 310
E.2 Comparisons 312
E.3 International Proverbs 316
Bibliography to Chapter 9 and Excursus E 327
Appendix 328
Index 1: Words discussed 344
Index 2: Passages cited 357
Index 3: Objects described 387
Index 4: Modern scholars 389
Index 5: General 393
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