The Early Cult of Hebron and Judg. 16:1-3

@article{KraelingTheEC,
  title={The Early Cult of Hebron and Judg. 16:1-3},
  author={E. G. Kraeling},
  journal={The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures},
  volume={41},
  pages={174 - 178}
}
  • E. G. Kraeling
  • Philosophy
  • The American Journal of Semitic Languages and Literatures
Some of the earliest reminiscences of the Hebrews are connected with Hebron. Here was the spot where Yahweh had appeared to Abraham and where the patriarch had first acquired legal title to Palestinian. soil by purchase of a burial site from Ephron. That Hebron in the earliest days had a cult of its own, which was not a Yahweh cult, is self-evident. The very curious remark that Hebron was founded seven years before Zoan (= Tanis), Num. 13:22, makes it likely that there is some connection… Expand