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Caring for the Dead in Ancient Israel

  • By Kerry M. Sonia
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In Caring for the Dead in Ancient Israel, Kerry M. Sonia examines the commemoration and care for the dead in ancient Israel against the broader cultural backdrop of West Asia. This cult of dead kin, often referred to as ancestor cult, comprised a range of ritual practices in which the living provided food and drink offerings, constructed commemorative monuments, invoked the names of the dead, and protected their remains. This ritual care negotiated the ongoing relationships between the living and the dead and, in so doing, helped construct social, political, and religious landscapes in relationship to the past. Sonia explores the nature of this cult of dead kin in ancient Israel, focusing on its role within the family and household as well as its relationship to Israel's national deity and the Jerusalem temple.

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    Product Specs
    • SKU: 9780884144618
    • Manufacturer: Soc Of Biblical Literature
    • ISBN 13: 9780884144618
    • Publication Date: 10/23/2020
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Author: Kerry M. Sonia

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