Item description for The Social Meanings Of Sacrifice In The Hebrew Bible: A Study Of Four Writings (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) by David Janzen...
This work uses anthropological theory and field studies to investigate the social function and meaning of sacrifice. All rituals, including sacrifice, communicate social beliefs and morality, but these cannot be determined outside of a study of the social context. Thus, there is no single explanation for sacrifice - such as those advanced by Rene Girard or Walter Burkert or late-19th and early-20th century scholars. The book then examines four different writings in the Hebrew Bible - the Priestly Writing, the Deuteronomistic History, Ezra-Nehemiah, and Chronicles - to demonstrate how different social origins result in different social meanings of sacrifice."
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.75" Weight: 1.36 lbs.
Release Date Jul 13, 2012
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
Edition Reprint 2012
ISBN 3110181584 ISBN13 9783110181586
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More About David Janzen
David Janzen is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at North Central College in Illinois, USA.
David Janzen was born in 1968.
David Janzen has published or released items in the following series...
Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft