By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

ISBN-10: 9004150528

ISBN-13: 9789004150522

A Holy People investigates a number of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their non secular identification, humans or group, as being holy. retaining in brain that old stories can supply meals for inspiration concerning modern matters, the research deals a wide number of essays, on the subject of the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the fashionable interval. the most obvious query of many within the glossy international as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ enables acknowledgement of actual faith outdoors the personal non secular group, merits a good resolution and well-documented examine: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of energy, even if via rivalling teams in the spiritual neighborhood, through teams divided alongside gender strains, or at the point of territorial claims. it will likely be of distinct value to students and basic readers attracted to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, heritage, political technology, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Divine Judgement and Divine Benevolence in the Book of Wisdom (WUNT, 2. Reihe 139), Tübingen 2001. , ‘Ex 19,5b–6a: Syntaktische Aufbau und lexikalische Semantik’, BZ 22 (1978) 1–25. , Die „Bundesformel“. Eine exegetisch-theologische Untersuchung (SBS 160), Stuttgart 1995. , ‘Das “Heilige Volk” als Moralprinzip im Deuteronomium’, in: Dienst als Vermittlung (Fs Priesterseminar Erfurt), Leipzig 1977, 39–47. M. Poorthuis & J. Schwartz (eds), Purity and Holiness: The Heritage of Leviticus ( Jewish and Christian Perspectives, vol.

The avoidance of imported pottery should be viewed as part of Israel’s boundary maintenance during the Iron Age, and it played a role in the maintaining a separate (holy) identity. Conclusion Like all groups, the Israelites used and avoided various elements of material culture in maintaining boundaries with their neighbors. While the level of boundary maintenance changed through time and space, it appears that the avoidance of imported pottery was one of the mechanisms through which the Israelites kept themselves separate and distinct from other groups.

5 Schreiber had recently analyzed the Cypro-Phoenician pottery found in the Levant. She claimed that Black on Red juglets, for example, were found in ‘relatively small quantities throughout the region west of the Jordan’ (2003:28). Still, when she discusses the finds, one can clearly see that hardly any pottery was found in the highlands (see the discussion on pp. 85–169, 186–212). trade, ideology, and boundary maintenance 23 Trade and the Distribution of Imported Pottery in the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah The most reasonable explanation for the difference between the finds in the highlands and the coastal area and the valleys is of course economic, that is, trade related.

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