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4 - Kingship Models and the Dying-Rising King

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 July 2022

Robin Baker
Affiliation:
University of Winchester
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Chapter 4 concerns kingship in the New Testament, comparing and contrasting its treatment with the Mesopotamian treatments. It explores the mythology and cult of the divine shepherd-king Tammuz-Dumuzi and their correspondences with the figure of Jesus.

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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2022

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