To wade through the cultural milieu of Old Testament Israel and the ancient Near East, you need a firm grasp on religious ritual and symbolism. These three monographs from scholarly publisher Eisenbrauns will outfit you with the exegetical tools you need to grab hold of ritualistic and symbolic religious concepts in the ancient world.
Menehem Haran walks you through the cultic rituals and closely-knit social circle of ancient Jewish priests, reconstructing the development of the priestly material in the Old Testament. In his landmark work, Othmar Keel compares the religious iconography of Israel’s neighbors with Jewish religious symbolism, drawing out the striking parallels between them and reconstructing the development of Judaism within its surrounding culture. Finally, in Bridging the Gap: Ritual and Ritual Texts in the Bible, Gerald A. Klingbeil introduces the importance of the study of ritual for biblical and theological studies, tracing the development of ritual across the Old Testament and into modern times.
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Enhance your study of the Old Testament with the Eisenbrauns Hebrew Collection.
- Provides a thorough understanding of ancient Near Eastern religious ritual and symbolism
- Includes explorations of the priestly material in the Old Testament
- Introduces ancient Near Eastern religious iconography and ritual
- Temples and Temple-Service in Ancient Israel: An Inquiry into Biblical Cult Phenomena and the Historical Setting of the Priestly School by Menahem Haran
- Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms by Othmar Keel and Timothy J. Hallett
- Bridging the Gap: Ritual and Ritual Texts in the Bible by Gerald A. Klingbeil