By Francesca Stavrakopoulou
The Hebrew Bible is suffering from tales touching on those practices and ideology, but the explicit correlation of ancestor veneration and sure biblical land claims has long past unrecognized. The ebook treatments this in providing proof for the very important and protracted impression of ancestor veneration upon land claims. It proposes that ancestor veneration, which shaped a standard floor within the studies of assorted socio-religious teams in old Israel, grew to become within the Hebrew Bible an ideological battlefield upon which claims to the land have been gained and lost.
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4. De Pury, ‘Abraham’, 178; see also idem, ‘Le choix de l’ancêtre’, TZ 57 (2001), 105–14. 5. See, for example, the debates in E. T. Mullen, Ethnic Myths and Pentateuchal Foundations: A New Approach to the Formation of the Pentateuch (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 1997); R. C. Heard, Dynamics of Diselection: Ambiguity in Genesis 12–36 and Ethnic Boundaries in Post-Exilic Judah (Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2001); J. W. ), Persia and Torah: The Theory of Imperial Authorization of the Pentateuch (Atlanta, GA: Scholars Press, 2001); R.