Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Theology (ThD)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred von Rohr Sauer

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Deuteronomy 32:1-6; Deuteronomy 32:7-14; Deuteronomy 32:15-22; Exodus 19:3-8; Exodus 15:1-18; 1 Samuel 12:1-15; Judges 5:5; Deuteronomy 33:2; Habakkuk 3:3; Ezekiel 1:4; Ezekiel 28:14; Isaiah 14:13; Exodus 12:12; Exodus 12:21-28; Exodus 7:3-4; Exodus 11:9-10; Deuteronomy 3:34; Deuteronomy 28:46; Isaiah 20:3; Ezekiel 12:6, 11; Isaiah 31:5; Exodus 14:30f; Exodus 12:36; Exodus 14:28; Exodus 14:4; Exodus 15:25; Exodus 15:26; Exodus 16:3, 7; Exodus 17:7; Exodus 18:11; Exodus 23:23;


In brief the major thesis of the present work is that any interpretation of the pre-monarchic faith of Israel must take into consideration the conflict between the religious culture of Israel and that of its historical environment, and that the Ugaritic materials, in particular, are relevant for an understanding of the conflict between the religious cultures of Israel and Canaan, for an appreciation of the distinctive features of Israel's covenant faith and for a clarification of those areas where Canaanite religious influences are thought to be present in the biblical record.

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