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Israel in the Biblical Period: Institutions, Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals [Paperback]

By J. Alberto Soggin (Author), Alberto J. Soggin (Author) & John John Bowden (Translator)
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Item description for Israel in the Biblical Period: Institutions, Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals by J. Alberto Soggin, Alberto J. Soggin & John John Bowden...

After a radical assessment of the nature of the sources and the problems of using them historically, the author discusses the origin of monotheism and Israel's belief in its one God. Then follow accounts of the three most important features in Israelite religion: the Jerusalem temple and its worship, the covenant, and sacrifices. The main festivals are discussed, together with chapters on the Sabbath and the new moon, the sabbatical year and the year of jubilee, and the calendar. The book ends with an account of changes brought about after the exile and the development of Middle Judaism, and the collapse of the old Israelite system of worship after the destruction of Jerusalem in 70 CE.

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Continuum
Pages   192
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.51" Width: 5.46" Height: 0.65"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 14, 2002
Publisher   Continuum International Publishing Group
ISBN  0567088111  
ISBN13  9780567088116  

Availability  138 units.
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More About J. Alberto Soggin, Alberto J. Soggin & John John Bowden

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! J. Alberto Soggin is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at the Waldensian Faculty of Theology and Professor Emeritus of Hebrew at La Sapienza University in Rome.

J. Alberto Soggin has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Old Testament Library

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Not so great whatsover  Feb 17, 2008
This is a very poorly written book. He does not use evidence to back up all of his claims. He does not consult expert biblical historians.

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