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Author Hunt, Alice

Title Missing priests : the Zadokites in tradition and history / Alice Hunt
Published New York : T & T Clark, ©2006


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 218 pages)
Series Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 452
T & T Clark library of biblical studies
Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament studies ; 452.
T & T Clark library of biblical studies.
Contents Presuppositions set the paradigm : Zadokites as the dominant priesthood -- Historiography and the Zadokites -- A time for cacophony, a time for polyphony : historiography -- Biblical evidence of the Zadokites : Samuel, Kings, Ezra, Nehemiah, Chronicles -- Biblical evidence of the Zadokites -- Extrabiblical evidence of the Zadokites -- Zadokites in social context -- Conclusions : starting to place the Zadokites
Summary Biblical scholars agree that priesthood(s) played a critical role in the social, historical, cultural, and religious lives of the ancient Israelites. This study seeks to clarify the role of one such priesthood, the Zadokites. Traditional scholarship assumes the dominance of a Zadokite priesthood from a united monarchy until the time of the Hasmoneans. The thesis of this study is that references to the "sons of Zadok" in ancient texts reflect the sectarian nature of the Second Temple period. The extent to which modern scholarship has magnified the Zadokites as the dominant priestly in
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-208) and indexes
Notes Print version record
Subject Zadokiden.
SUBJECT Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Bible. Old Testament fast
Bibel Altes Testament gnd
Subject Zadokites -- History
Zadokites -- Historiography
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Rituals & Practice.
Judaism -- Post-exilic period (Judaism)
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567594549