Item description for The Sanctuary of Bethel and the Configuration of Israelite Identity (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 368) by Jules Francis Gomes...
After Jerusalem, Bethel is the most frequently cited sanctuary in the Hebrew Bible. The book offers a detailed analysis of Bethel and its sanctuary from archaeological and biblical evidence. It reconstructs the history of Bethel and by analysing the presence of pro- and anti-Bethel propaganda, it argues that the latter, with its own pro-Jerusalem/Judah bias, has resulted in an unfair denigration of Bethel as an idolatrous place of worship. The study suggests that Bethel was a legitimate Yahwistic shrine and continued to be so even after the fall of the Northern Kingdom of Israel to the Assyrians. Hence, Bethel in a real sense was the principal means of configuring Israelite identity.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.21" Width: 6.22" Height: 0.87" Weight: 1.32 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2006
Publisher Walter de Gruyter
ISBN 3110189933 ISBN13 9783110189933
Availability 137 units. Availability accurate as of Jan 17, 2017 08:16.
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