Gender and Social Norms in Ancient Israel Early Judaism and Early Christianity Texts and Material Culture

Forschungen zur Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments 216. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2007. Leuenberger, Martin. ... Ugarit-Forschungen 47 (2016): 205–220. Olyan, Saul M. “What Do We Really Know about Women's Rites in the ...


Author: Michaela Bauks

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783647552675

Category: Religion

Page: 383

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The aim of the present conference volume is to study the interrelationship of literary and material approaches to historical investigation of gender. Paradigmatically the significance and meaning of gender and sexuality is explored in the context of private and public, religious and secular spaces. Historical, cultural, and social norms (and deviations) of daily life are examined through the lens of textual, archaeological, and art historical investigations to interpret relics of ancient Israelite, Jewish, and Christian communities from the Iron Age through Late Antiquity. Scholars from varied disciplines such as biblical and classical archaeology, epigraphy, Old and New Testament exegesis and religious studies assembled to engage in a dialogue involving both texts and material culture.

The Late Bronze and Early Iron Ages of Southern Canaan

Oeming, M., Ras, K., Weinberg-Cohen, A., Gadot, Y., and Lipschits, O. 2016. Late Bronze Age Figurines from Tell Azekah. Ugarit-Forschungen 47: 205–19. Panitz-Cohen, N. 2011. A Tale of Two Houses: The Role of Pottery in Reconstructing ...


Author: Aren M. Maeir

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110628050

Category: Social Science

Page: 295

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The Late Bronze Age in the Levant is a period of much interest to archaeologists, historians and biblical scholars. This is a period with intense international relations, rich in ancient sources, which provide historical data for the period, and is a crucial formative period for the peoples and cultures who play central roles in the Hebrew Bible. Recent archaeological research in Israel and surrounding countries has provided new, exciting, and in some cases, groundbreaking finds, interpretations and understanding of this period. The fourteen papers in this volume represent the proceedings of a conference held at Bar-Ilan University in 2014 (with the additional of several invited papers not presented at the conference), which provide both overviews of Late Bronze Age finds from several important sites in Israel and surrounding countries, as well as several synthetic studies on the various issues relating to the period. These papers, by and large, represent a broad view of cuttting edge research in the archaeology of the ancient Levant in general, and on the Late Bronze Age specifically.

The Oxford Handbook of the Phoenician and Punic Mediterranean

Edrey, M. 2016. “Phoenician Ethnogenesis: The Crucial Role of Landscape in the Early Shaping of Phoenician Culture.” Ugarit-Forschungen 47: 41–52. Elayi, J. 2018. The History of Phoenicia. Atlanta, GA: Lockwood. Garbini, G. 1980.


Author: Brian R. Doak

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190058388

Category: History

Page: 768

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The Phoenicians created the Mediterranean world as we know it-yet they remain a shadowy and poorly understood group. The academic study of the Phoenicians has come to an important crossroads; the field has grown in sheer content, sophistication of analysis, and diversity of interpretation, and we now need a current overview of where the study of these ancient seafarers and craftsman stands and where it is going. Moreover, the field of Phoenician studies is particularly fragmented and scattered. While there is growing interest in all things Phoenician and Punic, the latest advances are mostly published in specialized journals and conference volumes in a plethora of languages. This Handbook is the first of its type to appear in over two decades, and the first ever to appear in English. In these chapters, written by a wide range of prominent and promising scholars from across Europe, North America, Australia, and the Mediterranean world, readers will find summary studies on key historical moments (such as the history of Carthage), areas of culture (organized around language, religion, and material culture), regional studies and areas of contact (spanning from the Levant and the Aegean to Iberia and North Africa), and the reception of the Phoenicians as an idea, entangled with the formation of other cultural identities, both ancient and modern.

Digging Up Armageddon

Ugarit- Forschung 39 (2007; appeared 2008): 247–60. Fischer, erika. 2007. Ägyptische und ägyptisierende Elfenbeine aus Megiddo und Lachish: Inschriftenfunde, Flaschen, Löffel. aoat 47. Münster: Ugarit- Verlag. Fisher, steven R. 2016.


Author: Eric H. Cline

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691233932

Category: History

Page: 432

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"A vivid portrait of the early years of biblical archaeology from the acclaimed author of 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed In 1925, famed Egyptologist James Henry Breasted sent a team of archaeologists to the Holy Land to excavate the ancient site of Megiddo--Armageddon in the New Testament--which the Bible says was fortified by King Solomon. Their excavations made headlines around the world and shed light on one of the most legendary cities of biblical times, yet little has been written about what happened behind the scenes. Digging Up Armageddon brings to life one of the most important archaeological expeditions ever undertaken, describing the stunning discoveries that were made there and providing an up-close look at the internal workings of a dig in the early years of biblical archaeology."--

And God Saw That It Was Good Gen 1 12

Beck 1982; Ornan 2007; Tadmor 2011; Sharp et al. 2015, 63–65; Oeming, M., Ras, K., Koch, I., Cohen-Weinberger, A., Gadot, Y. and Lipschits, O. 2016. Late Bronze Age Figurines from Tel Azekah. Ugarit Forschungen, 47: 205–219. the torso.


Author: Ilse Capek

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643911858


Page: 264

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In this volume, the concept of quality is discussed both in the Bible and in the scholarship that evolved around the Bible. Scholars of various backgrounds analyse the Bible and its narrative and enumerative (or legal) way of qualifying the world around. According to the intrinsic theological view of the Bible, it is God himself who is the touchstone of any qualitative judgement. From literary and historical point of view though, we can - and we often do - judge Bible and things around us differently. The volume presents an intersection of biblical theology, biblical criticism and biblical archaeology in their quest for (their respective renditions of) quality.

Over the Mountains and Far Away Studies in Near Eastern history and archaeology presented to Mirjo Salvini on the occasion of his 80th birthday

Ugarit-Forschungen 7: 13–47. Bauer, A. 2014. Morphosyntax of the Noun ... Indogermanische Forschungen 75: 85–96. Dinçol, A.†, B. Dinçol, ... Nouvelles Assyriologiques Brèves et Utilitaires 2016/1: 30–32. Koehler, L. and W. Baumgartner ...


Author: Pavel S. Avetisyan

Publisher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781784919443

Category: Social Science

Page: 594

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This volume is a tribute to the career of Professor Mirjo Salvini on the occasion his 80th birthday, composed of 62 papers written by his colleagues and students. The majority of contributions deal with research in the fields of Urartian and Hittite Studies, the topics that attracted Prof. Salvini most during his long and fruitful career.

Congress Volume Stellenbosch 2016

auf den neu inthronisierten König von Ugarit zum Thema hat.18 Die ersten Zeilen dieses Rituals sind relativ schwer verständlich, so dass es bislang in der Forschung keinen Konsens im Hinblick auf ihr Verständnis gibt.



Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004353893

Category: Religion

Page: 466

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This volume presents the main lectures of the 22nd Congress of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament (IOSOT) held in Stellenbosch, South Africa in September 2016. Sixteen essays of internationally distinguished scholars offer a representative view of recent developments in the study of the Hebrew Bible.

The Origin and Character of God

De Vries, P. 2016. The Kābôd of YHWH in the Old ... UgaritForschungen 21:47–100. Dietrich, M., Loretz, O. 1967. ... “Jahwe und seine Aschera”: Anthropomorphes Kultbild in Mesopotamien, Ugarit und Israel: das biblische Bilderverbot.


Author: Theodore J. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190072551

Category: Religion

Page: 960

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Few topics are as broad or as daunting as the God of Israel, that deity of the world's three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who has been worshiped over millennia. In the Hebrew Bible, God is characterized variously as militant, beneficent, inscrutable, loving, and judicious. Who is this divinity that has been represented as masculine and feminine, mythic and real, transcendent and intimate? The Origin and Character of God is Theodore J. Lewis's monumental study of the vast subject that is the God of Israel. In it, he explores questions of historical origin, how God was characterized in literature, and how he was represented in archaeology and iconography. He also brings us into the lived reality of religious experience. Using the window of divinity to peer into the varieties of religious experience in ancient Israel, Lewis explores the royal use of religion for power, prestige, and control; the intimacy of family and household religion; priestly prerogatives and cultic status; prophetic challenges to injustice; and the pondering of theodicy by poetic sages. A volume that is encyclopedic in scope but accessible in tone, The Origin and Character of God is an essential addition to the growing scholarship of one of humanity's most enduring concepts.

Private Associations and Jewish Communities in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities

... “The Other Synagogues”, JSJ 47 (2016), 330–63 (348). The biblical texts themselves do not reveal anything about the forms of organization. We should thus compare the documentary evidence from Ugarit and the Phoenician cities, ...


Author: Dr. Benedikt Eckhardt

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004407602

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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In 'Private Associations and Jewish Communities in the Hellenistic and Roman Cities', Benedikt Eckhardt brings together a group of experts to investigate a problem of historical categorization. Traditionally, scholars have either presupposed that Jewish groups were "Greco-Roman Associations" like others or have treated them in isolation from other groups. Attempts to begin a cross-disciplinary dialogue about the presuppositions and ultimate aims of the respective approaches have shown that much preliminary work on categories is necessary. This book explores the methodological dividing lines, based on the common-sense assumption that different questions require different solutions. Re-introducing historical differentiation into a field that has been dominated by abstractions, it provides the debate with a new foundation. Case studies highlight the problems and advantages of different approaches.