University of Lausanne BiBIL
  Institut romand des sciences bibliques
  Biblical Bibliography of Lausanne - BiBIL
Administration Contact Impressum  
Search
Notice details
Bibil Identifier bibil:239171
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition
Author Scoggins Ballentine, Debra
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 20531
Place 22:931
Publishing house Oxford University Press
Place Oxford / New York
ISBN 978-0-19-937025-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
292 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract There are many ancient West Asian stories that narrate the victory of a warrior deity over an enemy, typically a sea-god or sea dragon, and his rise to divine kingship. In The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition, Debra Scoggins Ballentine analyzes this motif, arguing that it was used within ancient political and socio-religious discourses to bolster particular divine hierarchies, kings, institutions, and groups, as well as to attack others. Situating her study of the conflict topos within contemporary theorizations of myth by Bruce Lincoln, Russell McCutcheon, and Jonathan Z. Smith, Ballentine examines narratives of divine combat and instances of this conflict motif. Her study cuts across traditional disciplinary boundaries as well as constructed time periods, focusing not only on the Hebrew Bible but also incorporating Mesopotamian, early Jewish, early Christian, and rabbinic texts, spanning a period of almost three millennia - from the eighteenth century BCE to the early middle ages CE. The Conflict Myth and the Biblical Tradition advances our understanding of the conflict topos in ancient west Asian and early Jewish and Christian literatures and of how mythological and religious ideas are used both to validate and render normative particular ideologies and socio-political arrangements, and to delegitimize and invalidate others.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Methods : Diachronic Methods : Motif Criticism (Motivkritik)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Mythology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Mythology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Mythology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Violence - Non-violence
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Eschatology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Chaos
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : YHWH
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Leviathan
Last modification 2017-10-27