Religions of Ancient Israel A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches by Ziony Zevit

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Subjects:

  • Asian / Middle Eastern history: BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Interdisciplinary Studies,
  • Pre-Christian European & Mediterranean religions,
  • BCE to c 500 CE,
  • Judaism - History,
  • Religion - Biblical Studies,
  • Religion,
  • Ancient World,
  • Israel,
  • Antiquities & Archaeology,
  • Biblical Studies - Old Testament,
  • Judaism - General

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The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages848
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Open LibraryOL9310285M
ISBN 100826463398
ISBN 109780826463395

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This is the most far-reaching interdisciplinary investigation into the religion of ancient Israel ever attempted. The author draws on textual readings, archaeological and historical data and epigraphy to determine what is known about the Israelite religions during the Iron Age ( BCE).Cited by:   About The Religions of Ancient Israel.

This is the most far-reaching interdisciplinary investigation into the religion of ancient Israel ever attempted. The author draws on textual readings, archaeological and historical data and epigraphy to determine what is known about the Israelite religions during the Iron Age ( BCE).

Patrich D. Miller investigates the role religion played in the family, village, tribe, and nation-state of ancient Israel. He situates Religions of Ancient Israel book religion in context where a variety of social forces affected beliefs, and where popular cults openly competed with the "official" by: Patrich D.

Miller investigates the role religion played in the family, village, tribe, and nation-state of ancient Israel. He situates Israel's religion in context where a variety of social forces affected beliefs, and where popular cults openly competed with the official religion/5(24).

This is the most far-reaching interdisciplinary investigation into the religion of ancient Israel ever attempted. The author draws on textual readings, archaeological and historical data and epigraphy to determine what is known about the Israelite religions during the Iron Age ( BCE). The evidence is synthesized within the structure of an Israelite worldview and ethos involving kin 5/5(1).

Individually and collectively, these books will expand our vision of the culture and society of ancient Israel, thereby generating new appreciation for its impact up to the k Miller investigates the role religion played in an expanding circle of influences in ancient Israel: the Religions of Ancient Israel book.

The pieces on other ancient religious texts and material culture outside of Israel was helpful for putting Israelite religion/s in perspective.

Some of the biblical and evidence comparisons seem vague and superficial sometimes by: Kaufman sought to demonstrate the originality and uniqueness of ancient Israel's religion in the context of the ancient world. Moreover, Kaufman reviews the entire Bible and seeks to demonstrate how the core concepts of Israel's religion developed over time and were shaped in different ways by the various authors and s: 9.

It is the largest section of the book and seeks to "demonstrate that the religions of ancient Israel and Judah can best be understood as a series of spectra, rather than in terms of either/or distinctions" (p.

In the first article Nicolas Wyatt examines the nature of ancient Judahite royal ideologies. While presented in the Hebrew Bible as /5(11). The Religions of Ancient Israel is an attempt to use a philosophical paradigm to understand the nature of the religions practiced in Israel in antiquity.

In delineating the religions of Ancient Israel, both within a specified time-frame (synchronic) and in sequenced time-frames (diachronic), Zevit relies mainly, but not exclusively, on.

The holy book of Christianity is the Holy Bible. This sacred text is divided into two main sections, the Old Testament and the New Testament which are then further divided into various books. ‎The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches, by Ziony Zevit. London/New York: Continuum, Pp.

xxii + $ (paper). ISBN This substantial volume offers an account of Israelite religion during the Iron Age, up to B.C.E., based on a thorough pre. Religions of the ancient world: a guide User Review - Not Available - Book Verdict.

Johnston (Greek/Latin, Ohio State) has solicited the contributions of over scholars to produce this informative but curiously organized reference work dealing specifically (despite the title) with Read full review4/5(2).

Understanding of the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Israelites has changed considerably in recent years. It is now increasingly accepted that the biblical presentation of Israelite religion is often at odds with the historical realities of ancient Israel's religious climate/5.

Ancient Israel is the terminology referring to the ancient status of the Israelite people (or peoples) and their political fortunes. It is perhaps the most controversial history to study, considering the strong influence on scholars of religious groups biased either toward or against the conclusions that researchers of the history could reach.

This book aims to give students an introduction to the religious and social world of ancient Israel. It consists of two parts. The first explores the major religious offices mentioned in the Old Testament, including prophets, priests, sages and kings. As well as considering what these key people said and did, the author traces the process someone might have gone through to become recognised 4/5(1).

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He situates Israel's religion in its. Archaeology and Folk Religion in Ancient Israel William G. Dever Following up on his two recent, widely acclaimed studies of the history and social life of ancient Israel, William Dever here uses archaeological and biblical evidence to reconstruct the folk religion of ancient Israel.

His work also gives new prominence to women as the custodians of Israel's folk religion. The first book by an archaeologist on ancient Israelite religion, this fascinating study critically reviews virtually all of the archaeological literature of the past generation, while also bringing fresh evidence to the table/5(3).

OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: De Godsdienst van Israël. Description: pages 23 cm: Contents: I. Introduction 's religion against the background of the religions of the Ancient East --Israel and the surrounding world --Some parallel phenomena that illustrate the relationship --Cohesive and distinguishing aspects of the ancient Semitic religions in general --The.

OCLC Number: Description: pages ; 21 cm. Contents: The Semitic background --The value of the early biblical narratives --The origin of the Israelitish nation --Moses and the covenant with Yahweh --Pre-prophetic period in Canaan --The prophets of the eighth century --Deuteronomy and Jeremiah --The exile and the reorganized Jewish state --Legalism --Development of the priesthood and.

The core of the book lies in chapters 5, "Archaeological Evidence for Folk Religions in Ancient Israel", 6 "The Goddess Asherah and Her Cult", and 7 "Asherah, Women's Cults, and 'Official Yahwism'".

These chapters describe polytheistic religion in ancient Israel, which, Dever points out, was the reality in the religious lives of most people. The Religions of Ancient Israel by Z.

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He is the author of numerous books, including The Religion of Ancient is coeditor of the Interpretation commentary series and the Westminster Bible Companion : Paperback.

Encapsulating as it does research that has been undertaken on the sociological, anthropological and political aspects of the history of ancient Israel, this important book is designed to follow in the tradition of works in the series sponsored by The Society for Old Testament Study which began with the publication of The People and the Book in.

Perhaps one of the most challenging of these areas is the history of ancient Israel and, of course, its relation to the stories, figures, and events narrated in the Hebrew Bible.

The contributions of the humanities and social sciences—particularly the field of archaeology—to our understanding of the history of ancient Israel has left the.

Religion, Identity and the Origins of Ancient Israel. "In Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel, Aaron Chalmers offers an insightful and engaging study of Israelite religion.

His attention to 'groundedness' supports his insightful analysis of the Hebrew Bible and his integration of relevant Near Eastern texts. Chalmers?s book is enriched by his judicious use of critically important material from Israel?s rich archaeological heritage. Religion in Israel is manifested primarily in Judaism.

Israel is the world's only Jewish-majority state. Smaller faiths include Sunni Islam, Christianity — mostly Melkite and Orthodox — and the on plays a central role in national and civil life, and almost all citizens are automatically registered as members of the state's fourteen official religious communities, which exercise.

Israelite history and religion. One of the few objects in the gallery that does not derive from Megiddo is unique — the only fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls on permanent display in an American museum.

In a very real sense, the Megiddo Gallery encapsulates the history of ancient Israel. The Haas and Schwartz Megiddo Gallery honors two. The Early History of God: Yahweh and Other Deities in Ancient Israel is a book on the history of ancient Israelite religion by Mark S.

Smith, Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York revised edition contains revisions to the original edition in light of intervening archaeological finds and studies.

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The Kingdom of Israel and the Kingdom of Judah were related kingdoms from the Iron Age period of the ancient Kingdom of Israel emerged as an important local power by the 10th century BCE before falling to the Neo-Assyrian Empire in BCE. Israel's southern neighbor, the Kingdom of Judah, emerged in the 9th or 8th century BCE and later became a client state of first the Neo.

In this book some of Israel’s foremost archaeologists present a thorough and up-to-date survey of this research, providing an assessable introduction to early life in the land of the Bible. The authors discuss the history of ancient Israel from the Neolithic era (eighth millennium B.C.E.) to the fall of Jerusalem and the destruction of the.

Israel's place among the religions of the ancient Near East / H. Ringgren --Der Breitrag des Konigtums Israelitischen Religion / J.A. Soggin --An aspect of sacrifice / P.A.H.

De Boer --Die Bedeutung der grossen Schriftprophetie fur das alttestamentiche Reden von Gott / W. Zimmerli --Berit and Covenant in the Deuteronomistic history / D.J.

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