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Ancient Israel Its Life and Institutions

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ISBN-10: 080284278X

ISBN-13: 9780802842787

Edition: 1997

Authors: Roland De Vaux, John McHugh

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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 615
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Preface
Translator's Note
Introduction: Nomadism and its Survival
Family Institutions
The Family
Marriage
The Position of Women, Widows
Children
Succession and Inheritance
Death and Funeral Rites
Civil Institutions
Population
The Free Population: its Divisions
Slaves
The Israelite Concept of the State
The Person of the King
The Royal Household
The Principal Officials of the King
The Administration of the Kingdom
Finance and Public Works
Law and Justice
Economic Life
Divisions of Time
Weights and Measures
Military Institutions
The Armies of Israel
Fortified Cities and Siege Warfare
Armaments
War
The Holy War
Religious Institutions
Semitic Sanctuaries
The First Israelite Sanctuaries
The Temple at Jerusalem
The Centralization of the Cult
The Priestly Office
The Levites
The Priesthood in Jerusalem under the Monarchy
The Priesthood after the Exile
Altars
The Ritual of Sacrifice
The History of Sacrifice in Israel
The Origin of Israelite Ritual
The Religious Significance of Sacrifice
Secondary Acts of the Cult
The Liturgical Calendar
The Sabbath Day
The Ancient Feasts of Israel
The Later Feasts
Bibliography
General Index
Index of Proper Names
Index of Semitic Forms
Index of Biblical References