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Author Altmann, Peter.

Title Festive meals in ancient Israel : Deuteronomy's identity politics in their ancient Near Eastern context / Peter Altmann
Published Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 299 pages) : illustrations
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 0934-2575 ; Bd. 424
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 424
Contents Overview of the History of Scholarship of Deuteronomy -- Treatment of the Deuteronomic Cultic Meals -- Material Culture and the Symbolic Meaning of Meat in Deuteronomy 12 -- The Cultic Meals of the Deuteronomic Cultic Calendar (16:1-17) in Light of Comparative ANE Texts -- Deuteronomy 14:22-29 in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Tribute and Modern Anthropology
Summary This study investigates the festive meals in Deuteronomy's laws in comparison to depictions of meals in other biblical texts, as well as ancient Near Eastern texts and iconography. Its eclectic, interdisciplinary approach includes discussion of the archaeology of meals in the ancient Levant and recent anthropological findings on meals in order to emphasize the centrality of meals for identity formation as well as for political and religious rhetoric in the texts of Deuteronomy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Bible. Deuteronomy -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Dinners and dining -- Biblical teaching.
Fasts and feasts -- Biblical teaching.
Food habits -- Israel.
Food habits -- Middle East.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2011006107
ISBN 1283400472
3110255367 (hardcover 23 x 15,5 ; alk. paper)
3110255375 (electronic bk.)
9783110255362 (hardcover 23 x 15,5 ; alk. paper)
9783110255379 (electronic bk.)