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Community, Identity and Ideology: Social Science Approaches to the Hebrew Bible (Charles E Carter) Hardcover Book, (Eisenbrauns, 1996) 9781575060057
Community, Identity and Ideology: Social Science Approaches to the Hebrew Bible (Charles E Carter) Hardcover Book, (Eisenbrauns, 1996) 9781575060057
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Title: Community, Identity and Ideology: Social Science Approaches to the Hebrew Bible

Author: Carter, Charles E

Additional Authors or Contributors: Carol L Meyers (eds)

Publisher: Eisenbrauns; Publication Date: 1996

Hardcover; ISBN: 9781575060057

Volumes: 1; Pages: xviii, 564

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A collection of essays that contextualizes the history and current state of the social science method in the study of the Hebrew Bible. Part 1 traces the rise of social science criticism by reprinting classic essays on the topic; Part 2 provides "case studies," examples of application of the methods to biblical studies.

Contents

Series Preface

Editors' Preface

Abbreviations

"Introduction"

Charles E. Carter--A Discipline in Transition: The Contributions of the Social Sciences to the Study of the Hebrew Bible

"Part 1: Anthropologists, Sociologists, and the Biblical World"

Introduction

William Robertson Smith--Sacrifice: Preliminary Survey

Max Weber--Ancient Judaism

Antonin Causse--From an Ethnic Group to a Religious Community: The Sociological Problem of Judaism

Mary Douglas--The Abominations of Leviticus

Marvin Harris--The Abominable Pig

George E. Mendenhall--The Hebrew Conquest of Palestine

Norman K. Gottwald--Domain Assumptions and Societal Models in the Study of Pre-Monarchic Israel

Gary A. Anderson--Sacrifices and Offerings in Ancient Israel: An Introduction

Robert Oden--Historical Understanding and Understanding the Religion of Israel

Gary A. Herion--The Impact of Modern and Social Science Assumptions on the Reconstruction of Israelite History

Andrew D. H. Mayes--Idealism and Materialism in Weber and Gottwald

Niels Peter Lemche--On the Use of "System Theory," "Macro Theories," and "Evolutionistic Thinking" in Modern Old Testament Research and Biblical Archaeology

"Part 2: Case Studies--Israel and Its Institutions: Social Science Perspectives"

Introduction

Abraham Malamat--Charismatic Leadership in the Book of Judges

James W. Flanagan--Chiefs in Israel

Robert B. Coote and Keith W. Whitelam--The Emergence of Israel: Social Transformation and State Formation following the Decline in Late Bronze Age Trade

Israel Finkelstein--The Emergence of the Monarchy in Israel: The Environment and Socio-Economic Aspects

Robert R. Wilson--Prophecy and Ecstasy: A Reexamination

Thomas W. Overholt--Prophecy: The Problem of Cross-Cultural Comparison

Frank S. Frick--Religion and Sociopolitical Structure in Early Israel: An Ethno-Archaeological Approach

David C. Hopkins--Life on the Land: The Subsistence Struggles of Early Israel

Carol L. Meyers--Procreation, Production, and Protection: Male-Female Balance in Early Israel

Phyllis Bird--The Place of Women in the Israelite Cultus

Daniel L. Smith--The Politics of Ezra: Sociological Indicators of Postexilic Judaean Society

Indexes

Index of Authorities

Index of Scripture
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