By: NIDITCH, Susan
Ancient Israelite Religion offers a brief, accessible, and perceptive account of the religious beliefs and practices of the ancient Israelites, analyzing the complex and varied ways in which they present and preserve themselves in the Hebrew Bible. Drawing on the most recent literary scholarship and archaeological evidence, the author provides a compelling account of how the culture of the Israelites changed over three great historical periods--the distant pre-monarchic age, the monarchies of Israel and Judah, and the Babylonian exile and return. The heart of the book is a rich description of the Israelites' religious life as revealed in the Hebrew Bible. Exploring how they described their experience of God, Niditch draws out consistent themes in the Biblical stories. Most importantly, she allows us to see the world through the Israelites' eyes as she reconstructs both their habits and their larger worldview.
Ideal for introduction to the Bible and introduction to religion courses, this insightful, subtly nuanced portrait is also easily understandable to general readers. It brings to life this ancient people whose legacy continues to influence and captivate the world today.
Title: Ancient Israelite Religion
Edition: First Trade Paperback Printing
Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1997
ISBN Number: 0195091280
ISBN Number 13: 9780195091281
Binding: Printed Card Wrappers
Book Condition: Near Fine
Type: Trade Paperback
Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall
Seller ID: 33836
Description: This is a readable introduction to the religious traditions of the ancient Israelites, the people of the Hebrew Bible. It sets forth the biblical and extra-biblical evidence concerning their beliefs, myths, and ritual practices. 146 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm. Bright, clean and unmarked. Tight, square binding, no creasing to the spine. Weight, 215g.
Keywords: JUDAISM THEOLOGY OLD TESTAMENT BIBLE