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Biblical Mourning free pdf A comprehensive analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites, this book also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of mourning, from Hertz and van Gennep to contemporaries such as Metcalf and Huntington and Bloch and Parry. The author identifies four types of biblical mourning, and argues that mourning the dead is paradigmatic. He investigates why mourning can occur among petitioners in a sanctuary setting even given mourning's death associations- why certain texts proscribe some mourning rites (laceration and shaving) but not others- and why the mixing of the rites of mourning and rejoicing, normally incompatible, occurs in the same ritual in several biblical texts.

About Saul M. Olyan

Saul M. Olyan is Professor of Judaic Studies and Religious Studies at Brown University

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Author : Saul M. Olyan
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Data Published : 08 January 2004
ISBN : 0199264864
EAN : 9780199264865
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 188 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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