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Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible

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Although the relationship of the Hebrew Bible and violence has been of interest to scholars in recent years, ritual violence in its various manifestations has been underexplored, as have the theoretical dimensions of ritual violence. This volume is intended to bring into relief the full range of violent rites represented in the Hebrew Bible, many rarely, if ever, considered. It seeks to explore what acts of ritual violence might accomplish socio-politically in their particular settings and the ways in which engagement with theory from a variety of disciplines can contribute to our understanding of ritual violence as a phenomenon. The volume consists of an introduction and eight essays. Topics include cognitive perspectives on iconoclasm, the instrumental dimensions of ritual violence against corpses, the ritual killing of cities ("urbicide"), royal rites of military loyalty, the ends accomplished by political violence in David's story, comparison of the Rwanda genocide and material dimensions of the biblical herem, the exchange of women among men and its violent dimensions, and the ritual assault on cities. Authors include Debra Scoggins Ballentine, T. M.
Lemos, Mark Leuchter, Nathaniel B. Levtow, Susan Niditch, Saul M. Olyan, Rudiger Schmitt, and Jacob L. Wright.

Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible was published by Oxford University Press Inc in January 2016. The ISBN for Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible is 9780190249588.

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Details for Ritual Violence in the Hebrew Bible

Page last updated 17th December 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherOxford University Press Inc (January 2016)
Number of Pages184
Thickness18 mm
Height235 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4339759
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