Slaying The Dragon / Edition 1

Slaying The Dragon / Edition 1

by Bernard F. Batto
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664253539

ISBN-13: 9780664253530

Pub. Date: 11/01/1992

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

In Slaying the Dragon: Mythmaking in the Biblical Tradition, Bernard Batto argues that biblical authors, like other ancient Near East authors, used mythic traditions in composing their works. Batto joins massive evidence with masterful argument to show that myth actually lies at the heart of the theological enterprise of the biblical authors. Slaying

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In Slaying the Dragon: Mythmaking in the Biblical Tradition, Bernard Batto argues that biblical authors, like other ancient Near East authors, used mythic traditions in composing their works. Batto joins massive evidence with masterful argument to show that myth actually lies at the heart of the theological enterprise of the biblical authors. Slaying the Dragon is sure to provoke dicussion on the theological relevance of myth in the biblical tradition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664253530
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
11/01/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
260
Product dimensions:
0.59(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Mythopoeic Speculation in Babylon15
2The Yahwist's Primeval Myth41
3The Priestly Revision of the Creation Myth73
4The Exodus as Myth102
5Crossing Dry Shod: Mythopoeic Speculation in Cult128
6Egypt and Gog as Mythic Symbols in Ezekiel153
Conclusion168
Epilogue: Mythopoeism in the New Treatmcnt174
Abbreviations186
Notes190
Index of Scripture References233
Index of Foreign Words238
Index of Authors240
Index of Subjects243

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