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The vow and the 'popular religious groups' of ancient Israel [electronic resource] : a philological and sociological inquiry / Jacques Berlinerblau.

By: Berlinerblau, Jacques.
Contributor(s): Berlinerblau, Jacques. Israelite vow and the so-called "popular religion.".
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement series: 210.Publisher: Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, c1996Description: 1 online resource (219 p.).ISBN: 9780567407313 (electronic bk.); 0567407314 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Vows | Vows in rabbinical literature | Vows (Jewish law) | Israel -- Religious life and customs | Vows in the Bible | V�ux de religion dans la Bible | V�ux de religion dans la litt�erature rabbinique | V�ux de religion -- Droit juif | Pratique religieuse -- Palestine -- Histoire | Palestine -- Vie religieuse | RELIGION -- Jewish | Geloften | Oude Testament | Judaism Public worshipGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Vow and the 'popular religious groups' of ancient Israel.DDC classification: 296.72 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: THE MECHANISMS OF THE ISRAELITE VOW; Part II: THE EXPLICIT EVIDENCE AND ACCESSIBILITY; Part III: THE VOW AND THE 'OFFICIAL RELIGION'; Conclusion; Appendix 1 The Positive Vow; Appendix 2 [Omitted]; Appendix 3 [Omitted]: 'To Fulfill a Vow'; Appendix 4 The Etymological Status of [Omitted]; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.
Summary: Berlinerblau argues that in order to procure reliable historical information about 'popular religious groups' (such as women, non-privileged economic strata, heterodox elements) we must search for what he calls 'implicit evidence': mundane details regarding the vow which the biblical writers tacitly assumed and hence unknowingly bequeathed to posterity. By piecing together these strands of implicit evidence the author attempts to reconstruct the basic norms of the Israelite votive system. In so doing, he explains why certain 'popular religious groups' were attracted to this particular practice.
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Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--New York University, 1991, published under title: Israelite vow and the so-called "popular religion."

Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-212) and indexes.

Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I: THE MECHANISMS OF THE ISRAELITE VOW; Part II: THE EXPLICIT EVIDENCE AND ACCESSIBILITY; Part III: THE VOW AND THE 'OFFICIAL RELIGION'; Conclusion; Appendix 1 The Positive Vow; Appendix 2 [Omitted]; Appendix 3 [Omitted]: 'To Fulfill a Vow'; Appendix 4 The Etymological Status of [Omitted]; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors.

Berlinerblau argues that in order to procure reliable historical information about 'popular religious groups' (such as women, non-privileged economic strata, heterodox elements) we must search for what he calls 'implicit evidence': mundane details regarding the vow which the biblical writers tacitly assumed and hence unknowingly bequeathed to posterity. By piecing together these strands of implicit evidence the author attempts to reconstruct the basic norms of the Israelite votive system. In so doing, he explains why certain 'popular religious groups' were attracted to this particular practice.

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