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Contents Preface Acknowledgments Abbreviations 1 'Araunah the Jebusite' and the Throne of David 1 2 'Jedidiah' and Cognate Forms as a Title of Royal Legitimization 19 3 Cain's wife 37 4 The Hollow Crown: Ambivalent Elements in West Semitic Royal Ideology 53 5 Echoes of the King and his Ka: an Ideological Motif in the Story of Solomon's Birth 87 6 When Adam Delved: the Meaning of Genesis 3:23 97 7 'Supposing him to be the Gardener' (John 20:15): a Study of the Paradise Motif in John 105 8 The Meaning of El Roi and the Mythological Dimension of Genesis 16 133 9 The Theogony Motif in Ugarit and the Bible 147 10 The Liturgical Context of Psalm 19 and its Mythical and Ritual Origins 173 11 Ilimilku's Ideological Programme: Ugaritic Royal Propaganda, and a Biblical Postscript 225 12 Arms and the King: the Earliest Allusions to the Chaoskampf Motif and their Implications for the Interpretation of the Ugaritic and Biblical Traditions 257 13 Degrees of Divinity: some Mythical and Ritual Aspects of West Semitic kingship 329 14 Ilimilku the Theologian: the Ideological Roles of Athtar and Baal in KTU 1.1 and 1.6 385 15 Marriage, Mayhem and Murder: an everyday story of royal folk 403 Bibliography 441
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Kings and rulers -- Biblical teaching.
Middle East -- Kings and rulers -- History.
Ugaritic literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
Kings and rulers -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines.