[PDF] ↠ Israel in the Biblical Period: Institutions, Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals Author J. Alberto Soggin – Thomashillier.co.uk

Israel in the Biblical Period: Institutions, Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals In This Short, Accessible And Readable Book, Professor Soggin Gives An Account Of All The Features Of Israelite And Jewish Religion In The Biblical Period After A Radical Assessment Of The Nature Of The Sources And The Problems Of Using Them Historically, He Discusses The Origin Of Monotheism And Israel S Belief In Its One God Yahweh Then Follow Accounts Of The Three Most Important Features In Israelite Religion The Jerusalem Temple And Its Worship, The Covenant, And Sacrifices The Main Festivals Are Discussed And There Are Chapters On The Sabbath And The New Moon, The Sabbatical Year And The Year Of Jubilee, And The Calendar The Book Ends With An Account Of Changes Brought About After The Exile And The Development Of Middle Judaism, And The Collapse Of The Old Israelite System Of Worship After The Destruction Of Jerusalem In 70 CE.Though Firmly Based On Biblical And Near Eastern Texts And Artefacts, The Book Wears Its Learning Lightly There Are No Footnotes, But A Bibliography Of Books For Further Reading Its Clarity And Straightforward Approach Make It An Ideal Introduction To The Subject For Students.

6 thoughts on “Israel in the Biblical Period: Institutions, Festivals, Ceremonies, Rituals

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    An outstanding history of the people of Israel from pre history ca 1500 BCE through around the time of the destruction of the second temple Soggin does an excellent job of evaluating historical information presented in the Old Testament in the light of textual and archaeological data from the region, and focuses on the character of Jewish religious culture He gives special attention to his view that the events described in the Pentateuch primarily consist of mythologized projections of events contemporary to the authors and redactors of those texts, i.e the putative captivity in Egypt is a prehistoric version of the deporatation of the Israelites and Judeans following the Babylonian invasion, while Exodus is similarly a transposed depiction of the return of the Exile communities after Babylon fell to Persia Another theme that receives repe...

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