Judahite burial practices and beliefs about the dead

Elizabeth Bloch-Smith

The family tomb as a physical claim to the patrimony, the attributed powers of the dead and the prospect of post-mortem veneration made the cult of the dead an integral aspect of the Judahite and Israelite society. Over 850 burials from throughout the southern Levant are examined to illustrate the Judahite form of burial and its development. Vessels for foods and liquids were of paramount importance in the afterlife, followed by jewellery with its protective powers. The cult of the dead began to be an unacceptable feature of the Jerusalem Yahwistic cult in the late eighth to seventh century BCE. This change of attitude was precipitated by the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel and the consequent theological response.

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書名 Judahite burial practices and beliefs about the dead
著作者等 Bloch-Smith Elizabeth
シリーズ名 JSOT/ASOR monograph series
Journal for the study of the Old Testament : supplement series
出版元 Sheffield Academic Press
刊行年月 c1992
ページ数 314 p.
大きさ 23 cm
ISBN 1850753350
NCID BA18638503
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス
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