The Crisis of Israelite Religion

The Crisis of Israelite Religion

The papers of an Utrecht Symposium on Exile and Return tackle the problems involved with a variety of methods and reading strategies. How did people religiously cope with the changed and shifting situation?

Author: M.C.A. Korpel

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004496910

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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The papers of an Utrecht Symposium on Exile and Return tackle the problems involved with a variety of methods and reading strategies. How did people religiously cope with the changed and shifting situation? What do we really know about the period under consideration?
Categories: Religion

Israelite Religions

Israelite Religions

Pages 245–55 in The Crisis of Israelite Religion: Transformation of Religious Tradition in Exilic and Post-Exilic Times. Oudtestamentische Studiën 42. Edited by B. Becking and M. C. A. Korpel. Leiden: Brill. ———. 2001a.

Author: Richard S. Hess

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9780801027178

Category: Religion

Page: 432

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Helps readers consider the importance of contemporary archaeological discoveries and juxtapose them with the biblical narrative to understand ancient Israelite religions.
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A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period

A History of Israelite Religion in the Old Testament Period

With it the previous religion of Israel became involved in its most serious crisis , but in it the foundation stone for the most far - reaching renewal of this religion was also laid.1 We may wonder how it was possible for the religion ...

Author: Rainer Albertz

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664227203

Category: Religion

Page: 385

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This book, the second of two volumes, offers a comprehensive history of Israelite religion. It is a part of the Old Testament Library series. The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.
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The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible

The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible

So , for example , Williamson , Israel in the Book of Chronicles , 125-40 ; and S. Japhet , “ Exile and Restoration in the Book of Chronicles ” in The Crisis of Israelite Religion : Transformation of Religious Tradition in Exilic and ...

Author: David Janzen

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110181584

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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This work uses anthropological theory and field studies to investigate the social function and meaning of sacrifice. All rituals, including sacrifice, communicate social beliefs and morality, but these cannot be determined outside of a study of the social context. Thus, there is no single explanation for sacrifice - such as those advanced by René Girard or Walter Burkert or late-19th and early-20th century scholars. The book then examines four different writings in the Hebrew Bible - the Priestly Writing, the Deuteronomistic History, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles - to demonstrate how different social origins result in different social meanings of sacrifice.
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Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant

Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant

considered in accordance with Keel and Uehlinger (1998: §152), who rejected the popular religion paradigm (1998: §376, n. ... The precise meaning and implications of this supposed Assyrian crisis of Israelite (or, more precisely, ...

Author: Rainer Albertz

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 9781575066684

Category: History

Page: 717

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During the past several decades, family and household religion has become a topic of Old Testament scholarship in its own right, fed by what were initially three distinct approaches: the religious-historical approach, the gender-oriented approach, and the archaeological approach. The first pursues answers to questions of the commonality and difference between varieties of family religion and describes the household and family religions of Mesopotamia, Syria/Ugarit, Israel, Philistia, Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Gender-oriented approaches also contribute uniquely important insights to family and household religion. Pioneers of this sort of investigation show that, although women in ancient Israelite societies were very restricted in their participation in the official cult, there were familial rituals performed in domestic environments in which women played prominent roles, especially as related to fertility, childbirth, and food preparation. Archaeologists have worked to illuminate many aspects of this family religion as enacted by and related to the nuclear family unit and have found evidence that domestic cults were more important in Israel than has previously been understood. One might even conceive of every family as having actively partaken in ritual activities within its domestic environment. Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant analyzes the appropriateness of the combined term family and household religion and identifies the types of family that existed in ancient Israel on the basis of both literary and archaeological evidence. Comparative evidence from Iron Age Philistia, Transjordan, Syria, and Phoenicia is presented. This monumental book presents a typology of cult places that extends from domestic cults to local sanctuaries and state temples. It details family religious beliefs as expressed in the almost 3,000 individual Hebrew personal names that have so far been recorded in epigraphic and biblical material. The Hebrew onomasticon is further compared with 1,400 Ammonite, Moabite, Aramean, and Phoenician names. These data encompass the vast majority of known Hebrew personal names and a substantial sample of the names from surrounding cultures. In this impressive compilation of evidence, the authors describe the variety of rites performed by families at home, at a neighborhood shrine, or at work. Burial rituals and the ritual care for the dead are examined. A comprehensive bibliography, extensive appendixes, and several helpful indexes round out the masterful textual material to form a one-volume compendium that no scholar of ancient Israelite religion and archaeology can afford not to own.
Categories: History

The Biblical World

The Biblical World

RELIGION IN ISRAEL DURING AND AFTER THE EXILE Rainer Albertz Translated by Hazel Harvey Whereas earlier research into ... With the exile , Israel's religion fell into its worst every crisis ; nevertheless , it was in the exile that the ...

Author: John Barton

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415350913

Category: Bible

Page: 568

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This book is a comprehensive guide to the contents, historical setting, and social context of the Bible.
Categories: Bible

Religious Responses to Political Crises in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Religious Responses to Political Crises in Jewish and Christian Tradition

The Negotiations Between the Elders and Samuel From a purely formal point of view, our tale consists of a series of four spoken encounters, with the participation of three parties: the Israelite elders, Samuel, and the deity.

Author: Henning Graf Reventlow

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9780567636737

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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This book continues a series of volumes containing the papers read at an annual conference held in turn by Tel Aviv and Bochum in the course of a co-operation between the Lester and Sally Entin Faculty of Humanities, Chaim Rosenberg School of Jewish Studies, the Department of Bible of Tel Aviv University and the Faculty of Protestant Theology in the University of the Ruhr, Bochum, since 1985. As a collection the book focuses on the important role religious views have played in critical moments during Jewish and Christian history. It argues for the significance that the role religious beliefs play in political and economic decision-making and the formation of worldviews; as well as demonstrating common convictions held by both Jewish and Christians that can be used as a foundation to find similar answers to actual problems. Focusing on the conference held in March 2005 at Tel Aviv, the book contains a collected biography of the literature quoted as well as a list of standard abbreviations.
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Canaan and Israel in Antiquity A Textbook on History and Religion

Canaan and Israel in Antiquity  A Textbook on History and Religion

This third point is disputed by some researchers, who have argued that religious artifacts usually associated with ... in B. Becking and M. C. A. Korpel (eds), The Crisis of Israelite Religion: Transformation of Religious Tradition in ...

Author: K. L. Noll

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567441171

Category: Religion

Page: 456

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This comprehensive classic textbook represents the most recent approaches to the biblical world by surveying Palestine's social, political, economic, religious and ecological changes from Palaeolithic to Roman eras. Designed for beginners with little knowledge of the ancient world, and with copious illustrations and charts, it explains how and why academic study of the past is undertaken, as well as the differences between historical and theological scholarship and the differences between ancient and modern genres of history writing. Classroom tested chapters emphasize the authenticity of the Bible as a product of an ancient culture, and the many problems with the biblical narrative as a historical source. Neither "maximalist" nor "minimalist'" it is sufficiently general to avoid confusion and to allow the assignment of supplementary readings such as biblical narratives and ancient Near Eastern texts. This new edition has been fully revised, incorporating new graphics and English translations of Near Eastern inscriptions. New material on the religiously diverse environment of Ancient Israel taking into account the latest archaeological discussions brings this book right up to date.
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Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity

Jewish Philosophy and the Crisis of Modernity

Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.

Author: Leo Strauss

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791427730

Category: Philosophy

Page: 528

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Explores the impact on Jews and Judaism of the crisis of modernity, analyzing modern Jewish dilemmas and providing a prescription for their resolution.
Categories: Philosophy

Viewing Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology

Viewing Ancient Jewish Art and Archaeology

Pages 134–82 in The Crisis of Israelite Religion: Transformation of Religious Tradition in Exilic and Post-Exilic Times. Oudtestamentische studiën 42. Edited by Bob Becking and Marjo C.A. Korpel. Leiden: Brill. ———, 2006.

Author: Ann Killebrew

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004306592

Category: Religion

Page: 488

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Colleagues and students honor Prof. Rachel Hachlili with this festschrift, which offers eighteen essays on the archaeology, architecture, and iconography of ancient Judaism. They demonstrate how widely Hachlili's lifetime of research resonates with everyone interested in this field of scholarship.
Categories: Religion