The Social Roots of Biblical Yahwism, Part 2

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2004 - Religion - 310 pages
"Sure to provoke discussion and debate as it offers a unique approach to some old and perplexing issues in the history of ancient Israel and its religion, Cook's study is a bold new proposal for synthesizing the social history of Israel's religious traditions. Among the many "Yahwisms" coexisting in ancient Israel was an initially small minority stream of theological tradition composed of geographically and socially diverse groups in northern and southern Israel. These groups shared a religious commitment to a covenantal, village-based, land-oriented Yahwism that arose before the emergence of Israelite kingship. It eventually rose to dominance, and its theology provided robust resources for dealing with the Babylonian exile. It thus came to occupy a prominent place in the present canon of the Hebrew Bible. Cook combines detailed study of biblical texts with a carefully constructed social-scientific method and body of data to argue for the early origins of biblical Yahwism. This book is written to be accessible to lay readers and also of significant interest to Hebrew Bible students and specialists." -- ‡c From publisher's description.
 

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Contents

III
1
IV
15
V
20
VI
45
VII
49
VIII
57
IX
63
X
67
XXIII
145
XXIV
151
XXV
170
XXVI
181
XXVII
193
XXVIII
195
XXIX
205
XXX
215

XI
71
XII
78
XIII
86
XIV
95
XV
106
XVI
121
XVII
122
XVIII
132
XIX
139
XX
143
XXXI
231
XXXIII
244
XXXIV
259
XXXV
267
XXXVI
274
XXXVII
279
XXXVIII
295
XXXIX
300
XL
305
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