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Title Family and household religion : toward a synthesis of Old Testament studies, archaeology, epigraphy, and cultural studies / edited by Rainer Albertz [and three others].

Publication Info. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2014.

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Description 1 online resource (335 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "This is the most recent collective contribution of a group of biblical scholars and archaeologists who are engaged in an ongoing debate about the nature of family and household religion in ancient Israel and its environment. It is intended to complement the volume Household and Family Religion in Antiquity, edited by John Bodel and Saul M. Olyan (Bodel and Olyan 2008), which grew out of a conference held at Brown University in 2005 on household and family religion in the ancient Mediterranean world, with an emphasis on cross-cultural comparison. After the conference at Brown, there was a session held at the meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies in Budapest in 2006 in which the focus was narrowed to the gender dimensions of Israelite family/household religion. Two more sessions focusing on the Israelite house as a locus of family religion took place at the European Association of Biblical Studies meeting in Vienna in 2007. A fourth meeting at Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster in April 2009 emphasized theoretical and methodological challenges facing scholars of household and family religion (e.g., the conceptualization of family/household religion, the problem of identifying pertinent artifacts, and the difficulties inherent in using texts together with material evidence). This volume is a direct outgrowth of the Muenster meeting"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Preface""; ""Women�s Rites of Passage in Ancient Israel""; ""Three Case Studies (Birth, Coming of Age, and Death)""; ""Susan Ackerman""; ""The Relevance of Hebrew Name Seals for Reconstructing Judahite and Israelite Family Religion""; ""Rainer Albertz""; ""The Household as Sacred Space""; ""Beth Alpert Nakhai""; ""Philistine Cult and Household Religion according to the Archaeological Record""; ""David Ben-Shlomo""; ""Anomalies in the Archaeological Record""; ""Evidence for Domestic and Industrial Cults in Central Jordan""; ""P. M. Mich�le Daviau""
""The Judean “Pillar-Base Figurines�""""Mothers or “Mother-Goddesses�?""; ""William G. Dever""; ""The House and the World""; ""The Israelite House as a Microcosm""; ""Avraham Faust and Shlomo Bunimovitz""; ""Healing Rituals at the Intersection of Family and Society""; ""Erhard S. Gerstenberger""; ""Family Religion from a Northern Levantine Perspective""; ""Timothy P. Harrison""; ""Horses and Riders and Riders and Horses""; ""R. Kletter and K. Saarelainen""; ""Feast Days and Food Ways""; ""Religious Dimensions of Household Life""; ""Carol Meyers""
""The Roles of Kin and Fictive Kin in Biblical Representations of Death Ritual""""Saul M. Olyan""; ""A Typology of Iron Age Cult Places""; ""RÃ?diger Schmitt""; ""The Textual and Sociological Embeddedness of Israelite Family Religion""; ""Who Were the Players? Where Were the Stages?""; ""Ziony Zevit""; ""QuickMark""
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Subject Families -- Religious aspects -- Judaism -- To 70 A.D. -- Congresses.
Jewish families -- Conduct of life -- History -- To 70 A.D. -- Congresses.
Families -- Palestine -- History -- Congresses.
Families -- Religious life -- Congresses.
Palestine -- Social life and customs -- To 70 A.D. -- Congresses.
Chronological Term To 70
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Added Author Albertz, Rainer, 1943- editor.
Other Form: Print version: Family and household religion : toward a synthesis of Old Testament studies, archaeology, epigraphy, and cultural studies. Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, ©2014 vii, 324 pages 9781575062884
ISBN 9781575068862 (electronic bk.)
1575068869 (electronic bk.)
1575062887 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9781575062884 (hardback ; alk. paper)