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Bibil Identifier bibil:202806
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Divorcée - A Liminal Entity in Israelite Society in the Biblical Period
Author Avraham, Nachum
Journal Journal of Northwest Semitic Languages (Volume: 35, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 93-107 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article analyses the sociological status of the divorcee in her daily life (after the divorce ceremony) and tries to understand the thoughts, beliefs and concepts underlying this status. Since biblical and Mesopotamian sources tend to neglect social topics, the article applies the theories of van Gennep and Turner, which offer a wide range of anthropological perspectives that help to define the divorcee status as liminal. On the other hand, it searches for technical legal terms paradigmatically and syntagmatically, such as reproach (חֶרְפָּה), stripping off their regular meaning in order to explore sociological and juridical implications and data.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Divorce
Pericopes Leviticus 21,7
Terms גּרשׁ
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