Most prior scholarship on both death and burial practices in the Old Testament has focused on either the biblical text or the archaeological evidence. Bloch-Smith’s study is among the first to synthesize the two—thereby providing a complete account of beliefs about the dead in ancient Israel. Her study begins with burial types—various kinds of tombs and graves. From there, chapters survey burial contents—remains, pottery, jewelry, and other artifacts—biblical evidence, biblical names for death, formulas for burial, markers and inscriptions, and the powers of the dead. The final chapter summarizes the archaeological evidence.
In the Logos edition, all Scripture references in Judahite Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead link to the original language texts and the Bibles in your library. By employing Logos’ advanced search features, you can find the exact topics or passages you’re looking for. Whether you are encountering the cultural context of the Bible for the first time, or you’re working on advanced archaeological, historical, or textual research, the Logos edition is right for you.
- Catalog of Iron Age burials
- Illustrations, tables, and maps
- Bibliographical references and indexes
- Title: Judahite Burial Practices and Beliefs about the Dead
- Author: Elizabeth Bloch-Smith
- Publisher: Sheffield
- Publication Date: 1992
- Pages: 320
About Elizabeth Bloch-Smith
Elizabeth Bloch-Smith is a member of the faculty of the theology/religious studies department at Villanova University.