Death, Burial, and Afterlife in the Biblical World: How the Israelites and Their Neighbors Treated the Dead
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BeschreibungHow the Israelites and their neighbors treated the dead, and why their practices challenged the young religion. A sparkling synthesis of the behaviors, attitudes, and theologies relating to death from the earliest settlement of the land of Israel to this day....A wonderful read. Baruch Halpern.
PortraitRachel Hallote, who directs and teaches at the Jewish Studies Program at Purchase College (SUNY), has studied and written on the archaeology of death for more than ten years. She holds a doctorate in Near Eastern archaeology from the University of Chicago and is now a working archaeologist who spends her summers excavating in Israel.
PressestimmenThis book, suitable for a lay or profession audience, provides a highly readable and engaging non-technical and general introduction to the topic of death and the afterlife in ancient Isreal through modern times.--Ann E. Killebrew "Religous Studies Review "
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: IVAN R DEE INC
Erscheinungsdatum: Oktober 2001
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten