Table of contents for Ancient Near Eastern literature and the Hebrew Scriptures about the fatherhood of God / David Tasker.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS
List Of Illustrations	viii
List Of Tables	viii
Acknowledgments	ix
List Of Abbreviations	xiii
Introduction	1
General Background	1
The Current Gap	4
Focusing on the Task at Hand	5
Approach Taken	6
Notes	7
Part 1: The Fatherhood of the Gods in 
Ancient Near Eastern Literature	12
1.	Sumer-Akkad	13
Sumerian Cosmogony	13
Sumerian Father Gods	15
An	15
Enlil	16
Enki	20
Nanna	23
Utu	24
God-Human Relationship	24
Summary	26
Akkadian Developments	27
Enuma Elish	28
Other Literature	30
Summary	30
Notes	32
2.	Egypt	36
The Development of Father Deities	36
Heliopolis	36
Memphis	42
Thebes	44
Summary	47
Notes	49
3.	Ugarit	55
Father El	56
As Creator	56
As Father-God	56
As Bull	60
As King	61
Characteristics of El 	62
Kindness, Compassion, and Mercy	62
Laughter and Grief	63
Drunkenness	63
Apparent Ineptitude	64
Baal and El	64
Baal's House	65
Summary	65
Conclusion	68
Notes	71
Part 2: God As Father in the Hebrew Scriptures	77
4.	The Song of Moses	78
Text-Deut 32:6	78
Linguistic Analysis	78
Literary Context	80
Historical Setting	82
Summary	82
Notes	84
5.	The Vision of Nathan	88
2 Sam 7:12-14	88
Linguistic Analysis	89
Literary Context	90
1 Chronicles 	91
Wider Literary Context	91
1 Chr 17:13	92
Linguistic analysis	93
Literary context	93
1 Chr 22:9-10	94
Linguistic analysis	95
Literary context	95
1 Chr 28:6-7	97
Linguistic analysis	97
Literary context	100
1 Chr 29:10-12	100
Linguistic analysis	101
Literary context	102
Historical Setting	104
Summary	105
Notes	107
6.	Hymnic and Wisdom Literature	111
Ps 68:5-7 [4-6])	111
Linguistic Analysis	112
Literary Context	112
Historical Setting	115
Summary	115
Ps 89:27-29[26-28]	116
Linguistic Analysis	117
Literary Context	118
Historical Setting	119
Summary	120
Ps 103:11-14	122
Linguistic Analysis	122
Literary Context	123
Historical Setting	125
Conclusion	126
Prov 3:11-12	127
Linguistic Analysis	127
Literary Context	128
Historical Setting	130
Summary	131
Notes	132
7.	The Prophets	144
Isa 63:16; 64:7[8]	144
Linguistic Analysis	144
Literary Context	145
Historical Setting	147
Summary	148
Jer 3:4-5	148
Linguistic analysis	149
Jer 3:19-20	150
Linguistic analysis	150
Jer 31:7-9	151
Linguistic analysis	151
Literary Context of the Book	152
Context of chap. 3	152
Context of chap. 31	153
Historical Setting	154
Summary	155
Mal 1:6	156
Mal 2:10-11	156
Linguistic Analysis	157
Literary Context	158
Historical Setting	160
Summary	160
Notes	161
Part 3: A Biblical Theology of Fatherhood	168
8.	What the Fatherhood of God Teaches About God	169
In Creation	169
Distinct from Creation	169
Relationship with Humanity	170
Universal Fatherhood	171
Credentials for Divine Fatherhood	172
In Covenant	172
Historic Deeds	173
Descriptors of the father-God	174
The Rock	174
The eagle	175
Divine qualities 	176
The People's Response	177
Discipline	178
Mode of discipline	179
Educative role of discipline	179
Punishment without rejection	180
Intimacy and Care	180
At the Eschaton	181
Notes	182
9.	What the Fatherhood of God Teaches about Humanity	188
Humans as "Sons"	188
Election-Covenant	188
"Sonship" a Spiritual relationship	189
Endemic Human Ingratitude	190
Humans as Fathers: What the Fatherhood of God
Teaches about Human Fatherhood	191
Life and Hope	192
A Safe Place	192
Space for Growth	192
Identity	193
Discipline	193
"Covenant Faithfulness"	193
Intimacy and Care	194
Conclusion	194
Notes	195
10.	Postscript	199
Conclusions	202
Implications	204
Notes	205
Selected Bibliography	207

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

God -- Fatherhood -- Biblical teaching.
Bible. O.T. -- Theology.
God -- Fatherhood -- Comparative studies.
Middle East -- Religion.