Ancient Israel: The Old Testament in Its Social Context

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Philip Francis Esler
Fortress Press, 2006 - 420 Seiten
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This volume brings together essays by an international group of biblical scholars on Old Testament topics, employing social-scientific methods: anthropology, macro-sociology, social psychology, and so forth.
 

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SocialScientific Models in Biblical Interpretation
3
SocialScientific Analysis of the Old Testament A Brief History and Overview
15
Tribalism Social Organization in the Biblical Israels
35
Polygyny Insights from Rural Haiti
50
Sacrifice The Ritual for the Leper in Leviticus 14
66
Reciprocity Covenantal Exchange as a Test Case
78
Wealth How Abraham Became Rich
92
Prophecy Joseph Smith and the Gestalt of the Israelite Prophet
111
Ezekiel An Altered State of Consciousness Experience The Call of Ezekiel Ezekiel 13
208
Nahum Ethnicity and Stereotypes Anthropological Insights into Nahums Literary History
223
Maccabees Symbolic Wars and Age Sets The Anthropology of War in 1 Maccabees
240
Qumran The Prototypical Teacher in the Qumran Pesharim A SocialIdentity Approach
254
Biblical Hermeneutics Marcions Truth and a Developmental Perspective
267
Interfaith Dialogue Challenging the Received View
283
Psychology Moses and Monotheism The Future of Freuds Illusion
296
Notes
309

Barrenness Trance as a Protest Strategy
128
MicahModels Matter Political Economy and Micah 6915
145
Deuteronomy Shameful Encroachment on Shameful Parts Deuteronomy 251112 and Biblical Euphemism
161
Judges Dishonor and Ritual Enactment The Jephthah Story Judges 1016121
177
2 Samuel David and the Ammonite War A Narrative and SocialScientific Interpretation of 2 Samuel 1012
191
Bibliography
353
Ancient Sources
407
Names
414
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