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Author Gudme, Anne Katrine de Hemmer, 1980-

Title Before the God in this Place for Good Remembrance : a Comparative Analysis of the Aramaic Votive Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim
Published Berlin : De Gruyter, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (196 pages)
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft.
Contents Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Votive Practice: A Methodological Framework; 1.1 Votive Practice; 1.1.1 Votive Objects; 1.1.2 Ritual Actions; 1.2 The Gift; 1.3 Gifts to the Gods; 2 Votive Practice in Biblical Literature; 2.1 Biblical Literature; 2.2 Non-durable Votive Objects: Sacrifices; 2.3 Vows; 2.4 Durable Votive Objects; 2.4.1 The qodāšīm; 2.4.2 Sacerdotal Giving; 2.5 Votive Practice in Biblical Literature: Ideology and Practice; 3 The Votive Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim; 3.1 Mount Gerizim -- An Introduction to the Site; 3.2 The Yahwists on Mount Gerizim
3.3 The Sanctuary on Mount Gerizim3.4 The Votive Inscriptions from Mount Gerizim; 3.4.1 The Dedicatory Formula; 3.4.2 The Location of the Aramaic Inscriptions; 3.4.3 The Dating of the Aramaic inscriptions; 3.4.4 The Object of Dedication; 3.4.5 Before the God in this Place; 4 Votive Inscriptions with a Version of a Remembrance Formula; 4.1 Classifying Inscriptions; 4.2 Assur; 4.3 Hatra; 4.4 Jebel Ramm; 4.5 Palmyra; 4.6 Sumatar Harabesi; 4.7 Synagogue Inscriptions; 4.8 Out of Sight Out of Mind; 5 Ritual and Remembrance in Biblical Literature; 5.1 To be Remembered by Yahweh
5.2 Memory and Materiality5.3 Mutual Remembrance; 5.4 Memory and Cult; 6 Conclusion; Bibliography; Index of Authors; Index of Biblical References; Index of Names and Subjects
Summary This monograph explores Yahwistic votive practice in the Hellenistic period. The dedicatory inscriptions from the Yahweh temple on Mount Gerizim are the object of an investigation of Yahwistic votive practice, witnessed in and outside Biblical literature. The research begins the discussion by placing votive practice in a theoretical framework of gift-giving and fills a scholarly void by establishing this practice as an integral part of the sacrificial system in the Hebrew Bible. The Gerizim inscriptions are then analysed in their proper archaeological and religio-historical context
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Comparative studies.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Aramaic literature -- Relation to the Old Testament.
Inscriptions, Aramaic -- West Bank -- Gerizim, Mount.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Vows in the Bible.
Gerizim, Mount (West Bank)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 3110301873 (electronic bk.)
9783110301878 (electronic bk.)