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A discussion of the Canaanite mythological background to the Israelite concept of eschatological hope in Isaiah 24-27

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The thesis begins with an overview of views concerning the dating of Isa 24–27 and its place within the genres of apocalyptic and eschatology, before stating its aim as showing how Canaanite myths were used by the author to give future hope rooted in cultic ideals. The second chapter looks at the image of the divine warrior, with particular emphasis on the chaos enemy as the dragon/serpent/sea, and the remarkable similarities between Isa 27:1 and the Ugaritic KTU 1.5.i.1–5. A possible cult...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
Theology Faculty
Oxford college:
Lady Margaret Hall
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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-02-03

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