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Author Bloch-Smith, Elizabeth, 1952-

Title Judahite burial practices and beliefs about the dead [electronic resource] / Elizabeth Bloch-Smith.

Imprint Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1992.

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Description 1 online resource (314 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 123
JSOT/ASOR monograph series ; 7
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement series ; 123.
JSOT/ASOR monograph series ; no. 7.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 272-302) and indexes.
Contents Acknowledgments; List of Illustrations; List of Tables; Abbreviations; Introduction; Chapter 1 IRON AGE BURIAL TYPES FROM THE SOUTHERN LEVANT AND THEIR DISTRIBUTION; Chapter 2 BURIAL CONTENTS; Chapter 3 BIBLICAL EVIDENCE BEARING ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE MATERIAL REMAINS OF THE CULT OF THE DEAD; Chapter 4 SUMMARY AND CONCLUSIONS; APPENDIX: CATALOGUE OF IRON AGE BURIALS; Illustrations and Maps; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Site Names; Index of Authors.
Summary The family tomb as a physical claim to the patrimony, the attributed powers of the dead and the prospect of post-mortem veneration made the cult of the dead an integral aspect of the Judahite and Israelite society. Over 850 burials from throughout the southern Levant are examined to illustrate the Judahite form of burial and its development. Vessels for foods and liquids were of paramount importance in the afterlife, followed by jewellery with its protective powers. The cult of the dead began to be an unacceptable feature of the Jerusalem Yahwistic cult in the late eighth to seventh century BC.
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Subject Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interprétation, etc.
Tombs -- Palestine.
Burial -- Palestine.
Dead -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Palestine -- Antiquities.
Indexed Term Death customs
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Bloch-Smith, Elizabeth, 1952- Judahite burial practices and beliefs about the dead. Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, ©1992 1850753350 9781850753353 (DLC) 93117087 (OCoLC)24909525
ISBN 9780567506238 (electronic bk.)
0567506231 (electronic bk.)