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Lesser Deities in the Ugaritic Texts and the Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Study of Their Nature and Roles
Cho, Sang Youl

Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2007 pp. xxvii + 352. $124.00

Series Information
Deities and Angels of the Ancient World, 2


Description: This book presents a comparative work on the nature and various roles of the lesser deities, the so-called angels, in the Ugaritic Texts and the Hebrew Bible. The author agrees with and follows the traditional idea which insists on the necessity for a comparative study between the two religious literatures from Ugarit and ancient Israel. The study in this volume is interested in their membership in the heavenly council, their kinship among the deities, and their roles such as messengers, warriors, mediators, guardians, chanters, or servants, which have numerous similarities, in the Ugaritic texts and the Old Testament.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Ancient Near East, Mesopotamian Literature, Canaanite Literature, Literature

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Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Published 6/1/2009
Citation: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, review of Sang Youl Cho, Lesser Deities in the Ugaritic Texts and the Hebrew Bible: A Comparative Study of Their Nature and Roles, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).


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