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Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel

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Sheffield Academic Press 1991

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Ideology of Ritual: Space Time and Status in the Priestly Theology examines the traditions of Old Testament priestly practices from a methodological and narrative perspective. Gorman analyzes several Old Testament passages to discover the impact of ritual on Israelite culture and the priesthood.


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  • The Oaths of Amos 8:14 by Saul M. Olyan
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Product Details

  • Title: Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel
  • Editors: Gary A. Anderson and Saul M. Olyan
  • Publisher: Sheffield
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Pages: 225

About The Editors

Gary A. Anderson is Professor of Old Testament at Harvard Divinity School.

Saul M. Olyan is Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies at Brown University.

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