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Ancient Israel : Its Life and Institutions :  Its Life and Institutions - Roland De Vaux

Ancient Israel : Its Life and Institutions

Its Life and Institutions

Paperback Published: March 1997
ISBN: 9780802842787
Number Of Pages: 616

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Ancient Israel, by Roland de Vaux, now considered by many to be a modern classic, offers a facinating, full-scale reconstruction of the social and religious life of Israel in Old Testament times.

Translator's Note
Introduction: Nomadism and its Survival
Family Institutions
The Familyp. 19
Marriagep. 24
The Position of Women, Widowsp. 39
Childrenp. 41
Succession and Inheritancep. 53
Death and Funeral Ritesp. 56
Civil Institutions
Populationp. 65
The Free Population: its Divisionsp. 68
Slavesp. 80
The Israelite Concept of the Statep. 91
The Person of the Kingp. 100
The Royal Householdp. 115
The Principal Officials of the Kingp. 127
The Administration of the Kingdomp. 133
Finance and Public Worksp. 139
Law and Justicep. 143
Economic Lifep. 164
Divisions of Timep. 178
Weights and Measuresp. 195
Military Institutions
The Armies of Israelp. 213
Fortified Cities and Siege Warfarep. 229
Armamentsp. 241
Warp. 247
The Holy Warp. 258
Religious Institutions
Semitic Sanctuariesp. 274
The First Israelite Sanctuariesp. 289
The Temple at Jerusalemp. 312
The Centralization of the Cultp. 331
The Priestly Officep. 345
The Levitesp. 358
The Priesthood in Jerusalem under the Monarchyp. 372
The Priesthood after the Exilep. 387
Altarsp. 406
The Ritual of Sacrificep. 415
The History of Sacrifice in Israelp. 424
The Origin of Israelite Ritualp. 433
The Religious Significance of Sacrificep. 447
Secondary Acts of the Cultp. 457
The Liturgical Calendarp. 468
The Sabbath Dayp. 475
The Ancient Feasts of Israelp. 484
The Later Feastsp. 507
Bibliographyp. 519
General Indexp. 553
Index of Proper Namesp. 559
Index of Semitic Formsp. 568
Index of Biblical Referencesp. 571
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ISBN: 9780802842787
ISBN-10: 080284278X
Series: Biblical Resource
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 616
Published: March 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.27 x 15.39  x 3.68
Weight (kg): 0.93