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By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

A Holy People investigates a number of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their non secular id, humans or neighborhood, as being holy. protecting in brain that ancient experiences can supply nutrition for inspiration relating to modern concerns, the research bargains a wide number of essays, on the subject of the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the trendy interval. the most obvious query of many within the glossy international as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ permits acknowledgement of genuine faith outdoor the personal non secular group, merits a decent solution and well-documented research: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of strength, no matter if through rivalling teams in the spiritual neighborhood, by way of teams divided alongside gender traces, or at the point of territorial claims. it will likely be of distinctive value to students and basic readers attracted to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, heritage, political technological know-how, and masses extra.

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Though a relatively large percentage of the pottery studied by her was composed of Coastal and Edomite forms, a petrographical analysis (by Y. ). Again, the most mundane indication for trade is almost completely missing from the repertoire, while other elements, including imported cedars, are found. A similar reality is seen in most sites in ancient Israel and Judah (due to space considerations, I did not provide references for most of the sites mentioned below. For a fuller discussion with references see Faust in press a).

Ariel and Strikovsky 1990). The problem with the idea presented here, which attributes similar ideas to the Iron Age, lies in the fact that the later sources do not indicate historical precedents; if they could, they would have probably preferred to cling to any such sign of continuity. , 1972, 77), the roots of which should be sought in Israel’s ethnogenesis. , the ideology against contact with foreigners\foreign goods was a result of a manipulation of the elite which aimed at maintaining a monopoly over trade, and that due to other factors, rooted earlier in the Iron I, this ideology suited the broader Israelites’ world-views.

Tel-Aviv University, Institute of Archaeology 1973, 97–105. , Canaan, Canaanite, Encyclpaedia Biblica 4, Jerusalem 1962, 196–204 (Hebrew). , New-York 1990. , ‘Edomite Pottery at the End of the Iron Age’, IEJ 35 (1985), 253–269. , ‘The Study of Ethnicity in Historical Archaeology, Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 1 (1982), 159–178. , Reconstructing the Society of Ancient Israel, Louisville 1999. , ‘Molluscs,’ in Excavations at the City of David 1978–1985, Volume III (Qedem 33), ed. A. T.

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