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Bibil Identifier bibil:245166
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Dimensions of Yahwism in the Persian Period
Title (English, ) Studies in the Religion and Society of the Judaean Community at Elephantine
Author Granerød, Gard
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft (Volume: 488)
Year (Publication) 2016
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2016
Year (Copyright) 2016
Year (Reference) 2016
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 35/488
Place 22:931
Publishing house De Gruyter
Place Berlin/Boston
ISBN 978-3-11-045211-2
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxii Pages
382 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract What was Judaean religion in the Persian period like? Is it necessary to use the Bible to give an answer to the question? Among other things the study argues that the religion practiced in the 5th c. BCE Elephantine community and which is reflected in the so-called Elephantine documents represent a well-attested manifestation of lived Persian period Yahwism, as religio-historical sources, the Elephantine documents reveal more about the actual religious practice of the Elephantine Judaeans than what the highly edited and canonised texts of the Bible reveal about the religious practice of the contemporary Yahwistic coreligionists in Judah, and the image of the Elephantine Judaism emerging from the Elephantine documents can revise the canonised image of Judaean religion in the Persian period (cf. A. Assmann).
The Elephantine Yahwism should not be interpreted within a framework dependent upon theological, conceptual and spatial concepts alien to it, such as biblical ones. The study proposes an alternative framework by approaching the Elephantine documents on the basis of N. Smart s multidimensional model of religion. Elephantine should not be exotified but brought to the very centre of any discussion of the history of Judaism.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : Literature : Aramaic Papyri of Elephantine
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Egypt : History and Civilization : Late Period (21th-30th Dynasties)
Terms שַׁבָּת שׁבת
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