Family and household religion in ancient Israel and the Levant /

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Main Author: Albertz, Rainer, 1943-
Other Authors: Schmitt, Rüdiger.
Format: eBook
Published: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2012.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • Contents
  • List of Figures
  • Preface
  • Abbreviations General
  • Reference Works
  • Chapter 1 Introduction
  • 1.1.â€?History of research
  • 1.2.â€?Interdisciplinary approach and temporal limitations of the subject
  • 1.3.â€?The structure of the present book
  • Chapter 2 Methodological Reflections
  • 2.1.â€?Problems of modern and biblical terminology
  • 2.2.â€?The problem of living space in domestic buildings
  • 2.3.â€?Overcoming the discrepancy between the archaeological evidence and the biblical ideal
  • 2.4.â€?Relations between different types of family households and to additional kin2.5.â€?Conclusions for reconstructing the Israelite family and household religion
  • 2.6.â€?Religious-historical concepts regarding family religion
  • 2.7.â€?Family and household religion within the religion of Israel
  • Chapter 3 Elements of Domestic Cult in Ancient Israel
  • 3.1.â€?Methodology
  • 3.2.â€?Diagnostic objects and cult patterns
  • 3.3.â€?Domestic cultic assemblages in Iron Age Judah and Israel
  • 3.4.â€?Patterns of domestic cult activities in Iron Age Israel and Judah
  • 3.5.â€?Comparative data from sites outside Israel and JudahChapter 4 Typology of Iron Age Cult Places
  • 4.1.â€?Domestic cult: The house as space for ritual activities (Type IA)
  • 4.2.â€?Domestic shrines (Type IB)
  • 4.3.â€?Patterns of cult places outside the domestic realm
  • 4.4.â€?Conclusions
  • Chapter 5 Personal Names and Family Religion
  • 5.1.â€?Introductory questions
  • 5.2.â€?Religious beliefs expressed in Hebrew personal names
  • 5.3.â€?Family beliefs related to the conduct of everyday life
  • 5.4.â€?The deities venerated in family religion
  • 5.5.â€?Iconographic evidence for iconic stamp seals serving personal piety and family religion (R. Schmitt)Chapter 6 Rites of Family and Household Religion
  • 6.1.â€?Introduction
  • 6.2.â€?Rites and rituals associated with the cycle of human life
  • 6.3.â€?Rites, rituals, and observances set by the calendar
  • 6.4.â€?Occasional rituals
  • 6.5.â€?Taboos and other observances
  • 6.6.â€?Family rites and rituals and their significance for the symbolic system of the family
  • Chapter 7 Care for the Dead in the Context of the Household and Family
  • 7.1.â€?Introduction
  • 7.2.â€?Status of the dead7.3.â€?Mourning the dead
  • 7.4.â€?Burying the dead
  • 7.5.â€?Feeding the dead and other forms of post-mortem care for the dead
  • 7.6.â€?Commemorating the dead
  • 7.7.â€?Interrogating the dead
  • 7.8.â€?Summary and conclusions: The functions of mortuary rites in the context of family and household religion
  • Chapter 8 Summary
  • 8.1.â€?Research history
  • 8.2.â€?Methodology
  • 8.3.â€?Archaeological evidence for domestic religious practices
  • 8.4.â€?Typology of cult places outside the domestic realm