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Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic

Canaanite Myth and Hebrew Epic

Essays in the History of the Religion of Israel

Frank Moore Cross

ISBN 9780674091764

Publication date: 09/01/1997

The essays in this volume address key aspects of Israelite religious development. Frank Moore Cross traces the continuities between early Israelite religion and the Canaanite culture from which it emerged; explores the tension between the mythic and the historical in Israel’s religious expression; and examines the reemergence of Canaanite mythic material in the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls.


  • Cross’s classic work is…an essential element in the armory of any serious biblical scholar… If you haven’t got it, get it! It is profound, definitive, and wonderfully readable.

    —J. Harold Ellens, Journal of Psychology and Christianity


  • Frank Moore Cross was Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages, Emeritus, Harvard University.

Book Details

  • 394 pages
  • 6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches
  • Harvard University Press

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