Concept of the divine in Hittite culture and the Hebrew Bible : expression of the divine

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In contemporary research most scholars refrain from pointing out direct cultural relations between the Hittites of Anatolia, who flourished during the second half of the second millennium BCE, and the Israelite kingdoms, which existed in Canaan in the first half of the first millennium BCE. However, both cultures belonged to the milieu of the Ancient Near East, which witnessed intensive communication between Egypt in the south, Anatolia in the north and Mesopotamia in the east; there is therefore a common ground for their religious concepts and practices to be explored. This paper will present the Hittite concept of the divine, including gods and goddesses and their cult, and will try to draw some possible correlations with the ancient Israelite cult and beliefs. Some specific characteristics of the Hittite divine entities will be pointed out and an attempt will be made to explain through them some Israelite traditions.

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  • Journal of the interdisciplinary study of monotheistic religions : JISMOR

    Journal of the interdisciplinary study of monotheistic religions : JISMOR 9, 29-50, 2013

    同志社大学

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  • NII論文ID(NAID)
    110009809084
  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    AA12267987
  • 本文言語コード
    ENG
  • ISSN
    18801080
  • データ提供元
    NII-ELS 
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