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By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

A Holy humans investigates a few of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their spiritual id, humans or neighborhood, as being holy. maintaining in brain that historic reports can supply foodstuff for idea concerning modern concerns, the learn deals a wide choice of essays, when it comes to the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the trendy interval. the most obvious query of many within the sleek global as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ allows acknowledgement of real faith open air the personal spiritual group, merits a good solution and well-documented examine: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of strength, even if by means of rivalling teams in the non secular neighborhood, through teams divided alongside gender strains, or at the point of territorial claims. will probably be of certain value to students and common readers drawn to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, background, political technology, and lots more and plenty extra.

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This is a result of the lack of data. In most cases, I referred only to stylistic differences, as these data are more readily available, and it is perhaps even more significant (as it was easily observable even in antiquity). As Eshel has indicated for Jerusalem, and as Singer-Avitz found regarding Lachish and Beit Mirsim (1999, 12) the pottery was usually composed of forms which were different from vessels found at contemporary coastal sites. However, as the data from Beer-Sheba indicates, even when there is more similarity in forms (which is a rare phenomenon), the vessels were manufactured locally and were not imported.

The Vassal Treaties of Esarhaddon, London 1958]. TRADE, IDEOLOGY, AND BOUNDARY MAINTENANCE IN IRON AGE ISRAELITE SOCIETY Avraham Faust Bar-Ilan University, Israel Ideology and boundary maintenance are complex issues, whose sustainment involves various mechanisms that influence the acceptance and use, and even avoidance and rejection, of various traits. , Faust in press and references). In the present paper I would like to discuss briefly one of the possible mechanisms through which the Israelites kept themselves separate—the avoidance of imported pottery.

The Book of Leviticus (The New International Commentary on the Old Testament), London 1979. , The Sociology of Pottery in Ancient Palestine ( Journal for the Study of the Old Testament Supplement Series 103), Sheffield 1990. , P. Zerner, and J. ), Wace and Blegen, Pottery as Evidence for Trade in the Aegean Bronze Age 1939 –1989, Amsterdam: American Schools of Classical Studies at Athens 1993. POST-BIBLICAL PERIOD A HOLY PEOPLE IN THE WINEPRESS: TREADING THE GRAPES AND HOLINESS Joshua Schwartz Bar-Ilan University, Israel Introduction The purpose of our study is to discuss winepress and treading motifs within the framework of holiness traditions in ancient Judaism and Christianity.

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