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Cultural Anthropology and the Old Testament (Thomas W Overholt) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 1996) 9780800628895
Cultural Anthropology and the Old Testament (Thomas W Overholt) Paperback Book, (Augsburg Fortress, 1996) 9780800628895
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Title: Cultural Anthropology and the Old Testament

Author: Overholt, Thomas W

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Publication Date: 1996

Paperback; ISBN: 9780800628895

Volumes: 1; Pages: 116

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Overholt shows the usefulness of cultural anthropology to enhance our understanding of ancient Israelite society and to shed light on some puzzling features of Old Testament stories, especially in the Elijah and Elisha cycles.Table of ContentsEditor's ForewordPrefaceI. Cultural Anthropology and the Old TestamentThe Usefulness of Anthropological TheoryPattern versus ParticularityText and RealityConclusionII. Interpreting Elijah and ElishaElijah and Elisha as Men of PowerElijah and Elisha in Israelite SocietyAdditional Anthropological Insights into the Elijah and Elisha StoriesConclusionIII. Anthropological Views of Israelite Social Roles and InstitutionsDivination in Israelite SocietyWomen, Smiths, and KingsConclusionBibliographyIndex of Biblical ReferencesIndex of Modern Authors
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