This book highlights the importance of mythological categories in discussing any religion, and focuses on the Israelite religion. It explores various key biblical narratives and themes, with a view to showing how they developed from primitive forms into the distinctive final forms of the text.
Table of Contents
1. Where Did Jacob Dream his Dream? 2. The Story of Dinah and Shechem 3. A La Recherche des Rephaïm Perdus 4. The Seventy Sons of Athirat, the Nations of the World, Deuteronomy 32:6b, 8-9, and the Myth of Divine Election 5. Old Men or Progenitors? A Proposal to Emend the Text of Deuteronomy 32:7 and Proverbs 23:22 6. The Mythic Mind Revisited: Myth and History - or Myth versus History - A Continuing Problem in Biblical Studies