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The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Four Writings

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The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Four Writings - Janzen, David

This work uses anthropological theory and field studies to investigate the social function and meaning of sacrifice. All rituals, including sacrifice, communicate social beliefs and morality, but these cannot be determined outside of a study of the social context. Thus, there is no single explanation for sacrifice - such as those advanced by Rene ...

The Social Meanings of Sacrifice in the Hebrew Bible: A Study of Four Writings 2012, de Gruyter, Berlin/Boston

ISBN-13: 9783110181586

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