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Bibil Identifier bibil:201853
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Hebrew Life and Literature
Title (English, ) Selected Essays of Bernhard Lang
Author Lang, Bernhard
Series Society for Old Testament Study Monographs
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 51508
Place 221.08
Publishing house Ashgate
Place Aldershot / Burlington
ISBN 978-0-7546-6618-9
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xiv Pages
278 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract Bernhard Lang, known for his contributions over several decades to biblical anthropology, offers in this volume a selection of essays on the life and literature of the ancient Hebrews. The subjects range from the Hebrew God, the world-view of the Bible, and the formation of the scriptural canon, to peasant poverty, women's work, the good life, and prophetic street theatre. The stories of Joseph, Samson, and the expulsion from Paradise are analysed, and in a departure from the Old Testament, the priestly origins of the Eucharist are considered. Insight into the Hebrew mentality is facilitated by the arrangement of the essays, reflecting the three strata of the ancient society: the peasants, with their common concerns of fertility and happiness; warriors, their martial pursuits, and the divine Lord of War; and the wise - prophets, priests, and sages.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction)
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