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Life in Biblical Israel : Library of Ancient Israel - Philip J. King

Life in Biblical Israel

Library of Ancient Israel

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780664221485
Number Of Pages: 440

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This special-edition volume in the Library of Ancient Israel presents a vivid description of the world of Ancient Israel, covering such topics as domestic life, the means of existence, cultural expression and religious practices. With over 175 full-colour pictures and illustrations, this beautifully produced book opens the door to everyday life in biblical Israel for all readers.

Illustrationsp. xi
Forewordp. xvii
Prefacep. xix
Abbreviationsp. xxi
Chronology of the Levantp. xxiii
Introduction: The Importance of the Everyday Lifep. 1
The Problem with Textsp. 2
The Structure of Israelite Societyp. 4
The Work of Archaeologistsp. 6
The Rhythms of Lifep. 8
Micah and the Levitep. 9
A Day in Micah's Householdp. 12
The Israelite House and Householdp. 21
Domestic Architecturep. 21
Building Materialsp. 21
Pillared Housep. 28
Family and Kinshipp. 36
Kinsman-Redeemerp. 38
Father's Housep. 39
Childrenp. 40
Womenp. 49
Marriagep. 54
Old Agep. 58
Crimes and Punishments in the Family Contextp. 59
Meals for Family and Guestsp. 61
Hospitalityp. 61
Furniturep. 63
Food Preparationp. 64
Daily Mealsp. 67
Illness and Healingp. 68
Hygienep. 69
Threats to Healthp. 71
Health Consultantsp. 76
Medical Proceduresp. 79
Religion and Healingp. 82
The Means of Existencep. 85
Farming and Animal Husbandryp. 86
Physical Geography and Climatep. 86
The Agricultural Yearp. 87
Agricultural Toolsp. 92
Cultivation and Processing of Ediblesp. 93
Other Florap. 107
Animal Husbandryp. 112
Water Sourcesp. 122
Springsp. 123
Wellsp. 123
Cisternsp. 126
Underground Reservoirsp. 127
Arts and Craftsp. 129
Potteryp. 133
Textilesp. 146
Tanningp. 162
Metallurgyp. 164
Travel, Transport, and Tradep. 176
Overland Routesp. 176
Seafaringp. 178
Travelp. 186
Transportp. 186
Tradep. 189
Patrimonial Kingdomp. 201
The Royal Cityp. 201
The Acropolisp. 201
The Imperial Impact of Assyria on Israelite Architecturep. 208
The King's Tablep. 210
Urban Water Systemsp. 210
Underground Water Systemsp. 210
Jerusalemp. 213
Warfare, Armies, and Weaponsp. 223
Weapons of Warp. 224
Fortificationsp. 231
Armiesp. 239
Neo-Assyrian Warfarep. 246
Neo-Babylonian Warfarep. 251
Culture and the Expressive Lifep. 259
Dress and Adornmentsp. 259
Clothingp. 265
Jewelry and Ornamentsp. 276
Perfumesp. 280
Cosmeticsp. 281
Groomingp. 282
Aromaticsp. 284
Music, Song, and Dancep. 285
Music and Its Functionsp. 285
Musical Instrumentsp. 290
Dancep. 298
Literacy and Schoolsp. 300
Evidence of Writingp. 300
Writing Materialsp. 304
Literacyp. 310
Schoolsp. 315
Religious Institutionsp. 319
Sacred Sitesp. 320
"High Places"p. 320
Temples and Shrinesp. 330
Ritual Objectsp. 339
Altarsp. 339
Cult Standsp. 340
Cult Figurinesp. 348
Votivesp. 352
Religious Practicesp. 353
Feastsp. 353
Marzeahp. 355
Sacrifices and Offeringsp. 357
"Clean" and "Unclean"p. 362
Death, Burial, and Afterlifep. 363
Tomb Types and Burial Customsp. 363
Mourningp. 372
Belief in the Afterlifep. 373
Cult of the Deadp. 376
Necromancyp. 380
Epiloguep. 383
Mapsp. 391
Bibliographyp. 395
Index of Biblical Passages and Ancient Sourcesp. 413
Index of Modern Authorsp. 421
Index of Subjectsp. 426
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ISBN: 9780664221485
ISBN-10: 0664221483
Series: Library of Ancient Israel
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 440
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.42  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.34