The Storm-God in the Ancient Near East Alberto R.W. Green

ISBN: 9781575060699

Published: March 1st 2003

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363 pages


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The Storm-God in the Ancient Near East  by  Alberto R.W. Green

The Storm-God in the Ancient Near East by Alberto R.W. Green
March 1st 2003 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 363 pages | ISBN: 9781575060699 | 3.63 Mb

The Storm-god was a deity common to every culture in the ancient Near East. In this comprehensive study of the literature, iconography (seals, monuments), and myths related to the Storm-god in its various guises, Alberto Green attempts a newMoreThe Storm-god was a deity common to every culture in the ancient Near East. In this comprehensive study of the literature, iconography (seals, monuments), and myths related to the Storm-god in its various guises, Alberto Green attempts a new synthesis of the available data.

He finds that the Storm-god was the force primarily responsible for three areas of human concern: (1) religious power, because he was the ever-dominant environmental force upon which peoples depended for their lives- (2) centralized political power- and (3) continuously evolving sociocultural processes, which typically were projected through the Storm-gods attendants. Green traces these motifs through the Mesopotamian, Anatolian, Syrian, and Levantine regions- he argues that, in the end, Yahweh of the Bible can be identified as a storm-god, though certain unique characteristics came to be associated with him: he was the creator of all that is created and the self-existing god who needs no other.



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