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Family religion in Babylonia, Syria, and Israel : continuity and changes in the forms of religious life

Author: K van der Toorn
Publisher: Leiden ; New York : E.J. Brill, 1996.
Series: Studies in the history and culture of the ancient Near East, v. 7.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study of family religion in the Babylonian, Ugaritic and Israelite civilizations opens up a little studied province of ancient Near Eastern religion. By focusing on the interaction between  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Čubrilović, Familie : 19. Jh.-
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: K van der Toorn
ISBN: 9004104100 9789004104105 9781628371680 1628371684
OCLC Number: 33442023
Description: vi, 491 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Part one : Babylonia : the forms and functions of family religion --
Family and household in the old Babylonian society --
The cult of the ancestors : a historical focus of identity --
The veneration of family gods : a local focus of identity 00 Family religion and the individual : theology and ethics --
In good days and bad days : the comfort of family religion --
Part two : Syria : the continuity of family religion --
Family religion in the West : persisting patterns --
Part three : Israel : from family religion to personal devotion --
Family, household, and clan in early Israelite society --
A hidden heritage : the Israelite cult of the dead --
Religion before the monarchy : the gods of the fathers --
The people of Yahweh : Saul and the rise of state religion --
Inventing a national identity : the Exodus as charter myth --
Integration and opposition : religion under Omrides --
In search of new identities : the Ephraimite Diaspora.
Series Title: Studies in the history and culture of the ancient Near East, v. 7.
Responsibility: by Karel van der Toorn.

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