Of Dead Kings and Dirges: Myth and Meaning in Isaiah 14:4b-21

Of Dead Kings and Dirges: Myth and Meaning in Isaiah 14:4b-21

by Cyrus Herzl Gordon
     
 

Making only minor revisions to his 1997 doctoral dissertation for the Princeton Theological Seminary, Shipp (Old Testament, Austin Graduate School of Theology, Texas) surveys several views of myth in the passage that have been put forward since the 1928 discovery of the Ugaritic mythology texts. He looks at approaches that deny mythical elements, those that find…  See more details below

Overview

Making only minor revisions to his 1997 doctoral dissertation for the Princeton Theological Seminary, Shipp (Old Testament, Austin Graduate School of Theology, Texas) surveys several views of myth in the passage that have been put forward since the 1928 discovery of the Ugaritic mythology texts. He looks at approaches that deny mythical elements, those that find several mythical allusions or narratives, and the myth and ritual approach and some of its variations. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781589830387
Publisher:
Society of Biblical Literature
Publication date:
10/28/2002
Series:
Academia Biblica Ser.
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.16(h) x 0.51(d)

Meet the Author

R. Mark Shipp, Ph.D. (1998), Princeton Theological Seminary, is Associate Professor of Old Testament at the Austin Graduate School of Theology in Austin, Texas.

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