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God and the Primordial Waters

MICHAEL FISHBANE

in Biblical Myth and Rabbinic Mythmaking

Published in print June 2003 | ISBN: 9780198267331
Published online January 2005 | e-ISBN: 9780191602078 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198267339.003.0007
 God and the Primordial Waters

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The old myths of Near Eastern antiquity were filtered and reformulated by many tradents in the east and west. This chapter explores accounts on divine combat and primordial waters, and the waters of Tehom and the temple. Topics covered include the separation of the waters, suppression of the sea, the cycle of strife and suppression, suppression of the Tehom, and Okeanos and Torah.

Keywords: divine combat; God; primordial water; rabbinic myth; separation of water; suppression of sea; strife; Tehom and the temple

Chapter.  11003 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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