Family Religion in Babylonia, Ugarit and Israel: Continuity and Changes in the Forms of Religious Life

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BRILL, 1996 - Religion - 491 pages
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This volume deals with the religious practices of the family in the ancient Babylonian, Syrian, and Israelite civilizations. On the basis of a wealth of documents from both the private and the literary realm, the book gives an exhaustive description and analysis of the rites of the ancestor cult and the devotion to local gods. The author demonstrates the role of these two aspects of family religion in the identity construction of its followers. The section dealing with Israel pays particular attention to the relationship between family religion and state religion. The emergence of the state religion under King Saul marked the beginning of a competition between civil and private religion. Though the two had great influence upon each other, the tension between them was never resolved. A study of their interaction proves to be a key for the understanding of the development of Israelite religion during the monarchic period.
The book is of particular importance to biblical scholars, Assyriologists, and all those interested in the history of ancient Near Eastern religion.
  

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Contents

Introduction to Part One
11
A Historical Focus of Identity
42
A Local Focus of Identity
66
Theology and Ethics
94
The Comfort of Family Religion
119
Introduction to Part Two
151
Introduction to Part Three
181
The Israelite Cult of the Dead
206
Saul and the Rise of State Religion
266
Inventing a National Identity The Exodus as Charter Myth
287
Religion under the Omrides
316
The Ephraimite Diaspora
339
Epilogue
373
Abbreviations
383
Bibliography
389
Copyright

The Gods of the Fathers
236

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About the author (1996)

Karel van der Toorn, Ph.D. (1985) in Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, is Professor of Ancient Religions at the University of Leiden. He has published extensively on Ancient Near Eastern religion. He is editor of the "Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible" (Brill, 1995).

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