Israels Struggle with the Religions of Canaan Elmer B. Smick

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Published: March 20th 2013

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Israels Struggle with the Religions of Canaan  by  Elmer B. Smick

Israels Struggle with the Religions of Canaan by Elmer B. Smick
March 20th 2013 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 16 pages | ISBN: | 4.44 Mb

To fully appreciate Israel’s monotheistic faith we must try to understand those religious ideologies that challenged her life and unity. The many religions of the Ancient Near East were all interrelated, with a great deal of mixing. Until about aMoreTo fully appreciate Israel’s monotheistic faith we must try to understand those religious ideologies that challenged her life and unity. The many religions of the Ancient Near East were all interrelated, with a great deal of mixing.

Until about a century ago, most of our information on Canaanite religion came from the Bible. The discovery of the cuneiform tablets from Ras Shamra (Ugarit) opened doors of understanding that had long been closed. These texts provided an important mythological literature that gave the names and functions of the Canaanite gods and also much information on Canaanite society. Here we sketch some of this material and how the Israelites responded to it.



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