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Priesthood and Cult in Ancient Israel

by Olyan, Saul M., Anderson, Gary A.

Sheffield Academic Press 1991

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Overview

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.

Contents

  • The Praise of God as a Cultic Event by Gary A. Anderson
  • The Prohibitions Concerning the ‘Eating’ of Blood in Leviticus 17 by Baruch J. Schwartz
  • Jewish High Priests of the Persian Period: Is the List Complete? by John William Wevers
  • The Deception of Isaac, Jacob’s Dream at Bethel, and Incubation on an Animal Skin by Susan Ackerman
  • The Oaths of Amos 8:14 by Saul M. Olyan
  • The Spectrum of Priestly Impurity by David P. Wright
  • The Composition of Leviticus by Jacob Milgrom
  • The Sin Offering Law in the ‘Holiness School’ (Numbers 15:22-31) by Israel Knohl

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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