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Author Cho, Paul K. -K., 1979- author
Title Sea in the Hebrew Bible
Myth, history, and metaphor in the Hebrew Bible / Paul K.-K Cho
Imprint Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2019
book jacket
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Descript xii, 265 pages ; 24 cm
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Note "This book examines the long-debated issue of the relationship between the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern myths. Using an innovative, interdisciplinary methodology that combines theories of metaphor and narrative, Paul Cho argues that the Hebrew Bible is more deeply mythological than previously recognized. Because the Hebrew Bible contains fragments of the sea myth but no continuous narrative, the study of myth in the Hebrew Bible is usually circumscribed to the level of motifs and themes. Cho challenges this practice and demonstrates that the Hebrew Bible contains shorter and longer compositions studded with imagery that is structured by the plot of sea myths. Through close analysis of key Near Eastern myths and biblical texts, Cho shows that myth had a fundamental influence on the plot structure and conceptual framework of the Hebrew Bible than has been recognized"-- PRovided by publisher
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Harvard University, 2014, titled The sea in the Hebrew Bible : myth, metaphor, and muthos
Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction -- Myth as story and metaphor -- The sea myth -- The sea myth and creation -- The sea myth and Exodus -- The sea myth and Exile -- The sea myth and Eschaton -- The sea myth and the Hebrew Bible
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Myth in the Old Testament
Sea in the Bible
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