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The Agenda for the Present Work
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Adonis already ancient appears attention Baal Baal's background Baudissin Bonnet Byblos called celebration century Chap Christian clear close conclusion connection contains context cult cultic cycle Damu dead death deity descent designation disappearing discussion divine Dumuzi dying and rising earth edition Eshmun especially evidence expression festival figure Frazer gardens gods Greek Heracles heros idea important indications influence inscription interpretation king known late later Lipinski living M.S. Smith major material means Melqart mentioned month Moor motif mourning myth nature Netherworld notion Osiris passage Phoenician possible present probably question reference religion resurrection Ribichini rising deity rites ritual role says scholars seasonal seems Semitic Smith sources stress suggested symbolism Syria taken takes Tammuz temple term tion tradition translation Ugarit understanding various vegetation verb West Xella