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Reinhard Hillmann

Brautpreis und Mitgift

Gedanken zum Eherecht in Ugarit und seiner Umwelt mit einer Rekonstruktion des im Ritual verankerten »Schlangentext«-Mythos

[Bride Price and Dowry. Thoughts on Matrimonial Law in Ugarit and its Environment with a Reconstruction of the »Snaketext«-Myth.]

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Based on the matrimonial stipulations in Old Babylonian and Middle Assyrian law and examining the texts of Alalakh and Emar and the Amarna letters, Reinhard Hillmann explores the matrimonial law of Ugarit.
Based on the matrimonial stipulations in Old Babylonian and Middle Assyrian law and examining the texts of Alalakh and Emar and the Amarna letters, Reinhard Hillmann explores the matrimonial law of Ugarit. He demonstrates that in the Old Testament of the Iron Age there was a connection between matrimonial law and the previous Babylonian and Assyrian tradition. Genesis 34:11b-12 is dealt with in a new manner. The author refutes the belief that the bride price was returned to the family of the husband by the father of the bride in Ugarit. He discovers different aspects of marital customs by analyzing the Nikkal text (CAT 1.24) and CAT 1.100. Hillmann interprets CAT 1.100 as a libretto for a mythological play in which there is acute danger due to snakes, which is then eliminated by the marriage of Horon and the protectress of the cattle.
Authors/Editors

Reinhard Hillmann Geboren 1932; Studium der Theologie und Orientalistik; 1965 Promotion; ab 1959 Gemeindepfarrer; ab 1979 Schulpfarrer und Mitarbeiter am Ugarit-Institut Heidelberg; emeritiert.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.d.Savigny-Stiftung R — 135 (2018), S. 835–837 (Guido Pfeifer)
In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 41.5 (2017) (Anselm C. Hagedorn)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 131 (2019), S. 151 (Manfred Krebernik)