Family religion in Babylonia, Syria, and Israel : continuity and changes in the forms of religious life / by Karel van der Toorn. [print]Material type: TextSeries: Studies in the history and culture of the ancient Near East ; v.7.Publication details: Leiden, The Netherlands ; SBL Press, [(c)1996. Description: vi, 491 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9789004104105; 9781628371680; 1628371684Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpretation, etc | Families -- Religious life -- Iraq -- Babylonia | Families -- Religious life -- Syria -- Ugarit (Extinct city) | Families -- Religious life -- Israel | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Middle East | Famille -- Vie religieuse -- Irak -- Babylonie | Famille -- Vie religieuse -- Syrie -- Ougarit (Ville ancienne) | Famille -- Vie religieuse -- Israel | Fouilles (Archeologie) -- Moyen-Orient | Babylonia -- Religion | Ugarit (Extinct city) -- Religion | Israel -- Religion | Babylonie -- Religion | Ougarit (Ville ancienne) -- Religion | Ancient Mesopotamia HistoryGenre/Form: History. LOC classification: BL1625.F365 1996BL1625.F35.T672.F365 1996COPYRIGHT NOT covered - Click this link to request copyright permission:
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PennsylvaniaRT ONE: BABYLONIA: THE FORMS AND FUNCTIONS OF FAMILY RELIGION Introduction to part one Family and household in the old Babylonian society The cult of the ancestors : a historical focus of identity The veneration of family gods : a local focus of identity Family religion and the individual : theology and ethics In good days and bad days : the comfort of family religion.
PennsylvaniaRT TWO: SYRIA: THE ColoradoNTINUITY OF FAMILY RELIGION Introduction to part two Family religion in the West : persisting patterns.
PennsylvaniaRT THREE: FROM FAMILY RELIGION TO PERSONAL DelawareVOTION Introduction to part three Family, household, and clan in early Israelite society A hidden heritage : the Israelite cult of the dead Religion before the monarchy : the gods of the fathers The people of Yahweh : Saul and the rise of state religion Inventing a national identity : the Exodus as charter myth Integration and opposition : religion under Omrides In search of new identities : the Ephraimite Diaspora.
This volume deals with the religious practices of the family in the ancient Babylonian, Syrian, and Israelite civilizations. On the basis of a wealth of documents from both the private and the literary realm, the book gives an exhaustive description and analysis of the rites of the ancestor cult and the devotion to local gods. The author demonstrates the role of these two aspects of family religion in the identity construction of its followers. The section dealing with Israel pays particular attention to the relationship between family religion and state religion. The emergence of the state religion under King Saul marked the beginning of a competition between civil and private religion. Though the two had great influence upon each other, the tension between them was never resolved. A study of their interaction proves to be a key for the understanding of the development of Israelite religion during the monarchic period. The book is of particular importance to biblical scholars, Assyriologists, and all those interested in the history of ancient Near Eastern religion.
Karel van der Toorn, Ph.D. (1985) in Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies, is Professor of Ancient Religions at the University of Leiden. He has published extensively on Ancient Near Eastern religion. He is editor of the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (Brill, 1995).