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Beth LaRocca-Pitts

Beth LaRocca-Pitts is a lecturer in Bible at the University of Georgia. She previously taught Hebrew Bible at Duke Divinity School and Andover Newton Theological School. She has also served as a field archaeologist at Ein Nabratein, Sepphoris, Tel Ein Zippori and Beth Shemesh. She received a B.A. in religion from Duke University, an M.Div. at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations from Harvard University. She is the author of Of Wood and Stone: Israelite Cultic Items in the Bible and its Early Interpreters.

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Anath: Bible

Anath (Anat) is a prominent figure in the Canaanite mythological texts, dating to c. 1400 b.c.e., discovered at Ugarit on the Syrian coast. She is a maiden/warrior goddess, the sister or consort of the fertility and storm god Baal. She plays a major role in the Ugaritic myths, rescuing Baal from the underworld and defeating Mot, the god of death.

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