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Violent Rituals Of The Hebrew Bible
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|November 15, 2019

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Although seldom studied by biblical scholars as a discrete phenomenon, ritual violence is mentioned frequently in biblical texts, and includes ritual actions such as disfigurement of corpses, destruction or scattering of bones removed from a tomb, stoning and…
Household and Family Religion in Antiquity
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|February 20, 2012

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The first book to explore the religious dimensions of the family and the household in ancient Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity. Advances our understanding of household and familial religion, as opposed to state-sponsored or civic temple cults Reconstructs…
Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in American Religious Discourse

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Sexual orientation is a topic of intense debate within America's religious traditions. These discussions have had a significant impact on the formation of public policy, as speakers who locate themselves squarely within religious traditions have articulated…
Asherah And The Cult Of Yahweh In Israel
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|January 1, 1988

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Friendship In The Hebrew Bible
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|January 10, 2017

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The first comprehensive study of friendship in the Hebrew Bible   Friendship, though a topic of considerable humanistic and cross disciplinary interest in contemporary scholarship, has been largely ignored by scholars of the Hebrew Bible, possibly because of…
Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible: New Perspectives

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Although the relationship of the Hebrew Bible and violence has been of interest to scholars in recent years, ritual violence in its various manifestations has been underexplored, as have the theoretical dimensions of ritual violence. This volume is intended to…
Family and Household Religion: Toward a Synthesis of Old Testament Studies, Archaeology, Epigraphy…

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This volume is the most recent collective contribution of a group of biblical scholars and archaeologists who are engaged in an ongoing debate about the nature of family and household religion in ancient Israel and its environment. It is intended to complement…
Disability in the Hebrew Bible: Interpreting Mental and Physical Differences

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Mental and physical disability, ubiquitous in texts of the Hebrew Bible, receive their first thoroughgoing treatment in this monograph. Olyan seeks to reconstruct the Hebrew Bible's particular ideas of what is disabling and their potential social ramifications.…
Social Theory And The Study Of Israelite Religion: Essays In Retrospect And Prospect

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Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel
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|November 1, 2009

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During the last decade or so there has been a renewed interest in the study of cult and priesthood. The various individuals who have contributed essays to this volume are of both junior and senior rank and from both Christian and Jewish backgrounds. Certain…
Biblical Mourning: Ritual and Social Dimensions
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|August 5, 2004

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A comprehensive analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites, this book also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of mourning, from Hertz and van Gennep to contemporaries such as…
Rites and Rank: Hierarchy in Biblical Representations of Cult
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|May 7, 2000

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Good and evil, clean and unclean, rich and poor, self and other. The nature and function of such binary oppositions have long intrigued scholars in such fields as philosophy, linguistics, classics, and anthropology. From the opening chapters of Genesis, in which…