Table of contents for Two strange beasts : Leviathan and Behemoth in Second Temple and early rabbinic Judaism / by K. William Whitney, Jr.

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Table of Contents
Preface	ix
Abbreviations	xiii
Illustrations	xv
Chapter 1 The Chaoskampf in Modern Scholar¡ship	1
1.1	Hermann Gunkel and the myth of the Chaoskampf	1
1.2	The Chaoskampf tradition and the Ugaritic texts	5
1.3	Creation and the origins of the Israelite tradition	11
1.4	The history of the Israelite Chaos¡kampf tradition	19
1.5	Leviathan and Behemoth traditions in postbiblical Judaism	26
Chapter 2	Leviathan and Behemoth in Second Temple Judaism	31
2.1	Introduction	 31
2.2	The Combat-Banquet tradition	31
2.2.1	4 Ezra 6:49-52	32
2.2.2	2 Apoc. Bar. 29:4	38
2.2.3	1 Enoch 60:7-10, 24	44
2.2.4	The Combat-Banquet tradition â¿¿â¿¿ A Summary	56
2.3 	The Axis Mundi tradition	59
2.3.1	Apoc. Abr. 10:10 and 21:4	59
2.3.2	Ladder of Jacob 6:13 (long recen¡sion 6:3)	78
2.3.3	The Axis Mundi tradition â¿¿â¿¿ A Summary	90
Chapter 3	Leviathan and Behemoth In Rabbinic Judaism	93
3.1	Leviathan and Behemoth materials in Rabbinic Judaism	93
3.2	Behemoth, Leviathan, and the Rivers	98
3.3	Leviathan, the Axis Mundi, and the Circuitus Mundi	114
3.4	Food for the Eschatological Board	127
3.4.1	 Preserved for the Banquet of the Righteous	129
3.4.2	 The Angelic Conflict with Leviathan	132
3.4.3	 The Battle between Leviathan and Behemoth	142
3.4.4	 The Combat-Banquet traditions â¿¿â¿¿ A Summary	152
Chapter 4		The Roots of the Levia¡than 
and Behemoth Traditions	155
4.1	The Divine Warrior Myth	155
4.2	The Divine Warrior, Leviathan, and the Axis Mundi	161
4.3	Combat, Banquet, and the Consumption of the Monsters	168
Bibliography	181
Index of Scholars	199
Index of Biblical and Related Citations	205
Index of Rabbinic Citations	211

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Leviathan.
Behemoth.
Theomachy in the Bible.
Apocryphal books (Old Testament) -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Apocalyptic literature -- History and criticism.
Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.