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by John Day

  • ISBN: 1850759863
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: John Day
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Pr (April 1, 2001)
  • Pages: 282
  • ePub book: 1759 kb
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  • Rating: 4.7
  • Votes: 595

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PDF This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient . JOHN DAY. Journal for the Study of the Old Testa-.

PDF This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and th. . ment Supplement Series, vol. 265. Sheffield: SHEF

John Day is Professor of Old Testament Studies in the University of Oxford, and Fellow & Tutor of Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford

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This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and the Old Testament. It is John Day's magnum opus in which he sets forth all his main arguments and conclusions on the subject. The work considers in detail the relationship between Yahweh and the various gods and goddesses of Canaan, in This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and the Old Testament

This masterly book is the climax of over twenty-five years of study of the impact of Canaanite religion and mythology on ancient Israel and the Old Testament. The work considers in detail the relationship between Yahweh and the various gods and goddesses of Canaan, including the leading gods El and Baal, the great goddesses (Asherah, Astarte and Anat), astral deities (Sun, Moon and Lucifer), and underworld deities (Mot, Resheph, Molech and the Rephaim).

John Day (born 1948) is an English Old Testament scholar. He held the Title of Distinction of Professor of Old Testament Studies in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Oxford (2004–13). He was Fellow, Tutor in Theology, and Dean of Degrees at Lady Margaret Hall.

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Comments

Foxanayn Foxanayn
good material but I believe reads like a biblography
Teonyo Teonyo
John Day does not beat around the bush with florid writing! From the very first sentence he is summarizing and interpreting the work of a centuries worth of bible scholars. This work is not a narrative or a history, as such, but a compilation or summary of the influences that ancient Canaanite religion had on the beliefs of the earliest Hebrews, from El and Baal to Moon and Sun cults.

It's hard to find a page that doesn't have it's bottom third dedicated to references. If nothing else, this book is well researched, but it may be hard for the casual reader to appreciate.
VizoRRR VizoRRR
Interesting source of information on the Canaanite religions but not an easy read. It did not leave me much in hand when I had finished reading it.
Ubranzac Ubranzac
Excellent
Fordrelis Fordrelis
The book is unreadable due to the formatting of the Kindle "port". It's painful and irritating. Pay more money for any other book if you must have Kindle, or try a solid copy.

The problem mostly centers on the indecipherable mash-up of footnotes with interrupting photocopied images of the real book being thrown in alongside the text you paid for. There's a slight difference in font, but, the footnotes don't look like footnotes; they look like the content's text, so, if you're flipping a page or even changing paragraphs mid-sentence, you'll only realize you were reading a footnote when it abruptly ends, and you see the text you were actually looking for. By then, your thought process has been disrupted, and it's going to be like this the whole book. It's impossible to copy and paste the way you want to from a Kindle (for copyright reasons, I imagine), so that means you'd be typing up the entire book word by word to get a sane reading out of it. Obviously, no one thought to try and read this before they released the ebook version. I'm sure the info is good, and I really liked the info in the footnotes, actually, but, I won't know as a whole until I can get around to essentially making a hand typed copy of the book I bought.

This is especially troubling for international users like me because we constantly suffer extortion at the hands of sellers who enforce expensive "handling fees" or forcing you to buy the most expensive shipping option with tracking and the works, because keeping the receipts for insurance purposes is just too much of a hassle, I guess. Worse yet, there's an abundance of sellers who think it's not worth the trouble at all, making them impossible to buy from (awesome market strategy!)
Via Via
This is a must own for anyone interested in early Judaic thoughts and concepts regarding Yahweh and how the relationship between the Israelites and their neighbors the Canaanites left a profound effect not only on the concept of Yahweh but many other aspects of early Judaic belief/s.
The title of the book kind of says it all regarding what the subject matter entails. It shows the dramatic similarities between Yahweh and the Canaanite god El, as well as gets into detail regarding Yahweh's relationships with Baal, Asherah, as well as astral deities such as Lucifer and underworld deities such as Molech, Mot, and the Rephaim. And concludes with a brilliant chapter regarding the rise of monotheism.

This book is very complex and painstakingly thourough. So keep that in mind when considering purchasing this book. It is not meant to be an easy read (although the author does an excellent job of breaking everything down), but is rather a very comprehensive study book. This book belongs in the hands anyone seriously interested in a religious study or anyone in general interested in understanding specifically the primitive belief systems regarding the Canaanites and the Israelites, and the break to early monotheism. But I also highly recommend this book for anyone interested in cultural anthropologist as well that may have an interest in understanding these peoples ancient belief systems.

Happy reading.
Made-with-Love Made-with-Love
Almost anyone reading this review knows that Yahweh was not the only deity in the Ancient Near East. However, if you are not Mark S. Smith, you probably cannot describe the relationship between Yahweh and these other gods and goddesses. This is what John Day's book is all about.
In regards to El, Day finds that Yahhweh and El were originally separate deities. El is portrayed in the Ugaritic texts as benevolent whereas Yahweh is sometimes a warrior, and El is not a storm god whereas Yahweh is. Though they were different, El did have an influence on Yahweh. Yahweh sometimes appears as aged and wise.
Of course El is not the only deity considered by Day. Yahweh's relationships to Baal, Asherah, Astarte, and Anat, the Sun, the Moon, and Lucifer, Mot, Resheph, Molech, and the Rephaim are all considered. Day concludes with a chapter on the rise of monotheism.
_Yahweh_ is an erudite book whose author did not write in a short period of time but who spent 25 years collecting sources. As such this book is worthy reading for *anyone* who
is interested in the religion of the ANE outside of the Bible.
This book is so poorly organised as to be almost unreadable. At times you can't tell if you are reading the text of the book or the footnotes. It also seems to be missing parts. This book needs to be reformatted to be useful.