Sacred Institutions with Roman Counterparts

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Walter de Gruyter, Jan 1, 2000 - Religion - 442 pages
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The series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (BZAW) covers all areas of research into the Old Testament, focusing on the Hebrew Bible, its early and later forms in Ancient Judaism, as well as its branching into many neighboring cultures of the Ancient Near East and the Greco-Roman world.

 

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Contents

Men of the Land and the God of Justice
1
101 City fields hills
2
102 Cultivated plants
9
103 Domesticated animals
15
104 The crisis of landtenure
21
105 The poetry of justice
32
106 The personification of justice
42
the ass and its sacks
47
145 The seer as insightful even in death
185
146 The witch of EnDor Circe the Sibyl
190
147 Gergithes and Girgashites
193
Sacred Space and Time in Israel and Italy
199
151 The amphictyony of twelve peoples
203
152 Eastern connections of the Etruscans
209
153 The formulas of Greek and Phoenician colonization
214
154 The magic circle of the city
218

The High God and the Elements
54
111 The elements in general
59
112 Thunder and lightning
62
113 Snow and hail
68
114 Rain and dew
70
115 Summary
79
Divine Kingship Civic Institutions Imperial Rule
81
121 Divine kingship
87
122 Structure of the city and dispersal of the kings power
97
123 Restoration of divine monarchy under Rome
111
124 Christ and Caesar
114
Archery and its Symbolism
135
132 The word for arrows in ancient languages
140
133 The arrow as bearing poison and pestilence
141
134 The High Gods surrogate as sender of plague
143
135 Lightning and snow as the arrow of the High God
145
136 The bow of the High God in the cloud
146
137 The broken bow
149
138 The bow and the quiver
151
139 The bow and the lyre
153
The Mediterranean Seer and Shamanism
154
141 Shamanistic traits of the Mediterranean seer
157
142 The birth and death of the seer
166
143 The seer with his torch as rainmaker
169
144 The seer as hibernating and risen bear
177
155 Regeneration of metals in the mine
224
156 The saecula of the city and their portents
228
The Ark of the Covenant and the Temple of Janus
235
162 The ritual declaration of war
240
163 Euocatio
242
164 The crime of Q Valerius Soranus
247
165 The return of the numen to its home
250
166 The triumphal entry of Jesus
254
167 The victor assimilated to the god
257
168 Common features of the triumphal procession
259
169 An axe as representing the divinity
267
Levels of Connection Between Greek and Hebrew
273
172 Translation evident and presumed
277
173 Names of rulers and cities
286
174 The shared vocabulary
287
175 Ethnics and nounendings
305
176 Old agreements between Semitic and IndoEuropean
315
Additions and Corrections
324
Words discussed
339
Texts cited
356
Objects described
391
Modern scholars
393
General
396
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