The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel
By (author) Deborah W. Rooke
Normal Price: $350.95
Your Price: $315.86 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $35.09! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $15.79 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Zadok's Heirs by Deborah W. Rooke
Book DescriptionThis unique study is the first systematic examination to be undertaken of the high priesthood in ancient Israel, from the earliest local chief priests in the pre-monarchic period down to the Hasmonaean priest-kings in the first century BCE. Dr Rooke argues that, contrary to received scholarly opinion, the high priesthood was fundamentally a religious office which in and of itself bestowed no civil responsibilities upon its holders, and that not until the time of the Maccabean revolt does the high priest appear as the sole figure of leadership for the nation. However, even the Maccabean / Hasmonaean high priesthood was effectively a reversion to the monarchic model of sacral kingship which had existed several centuries earlier in the pre-exilic period, rather than being an extension of the powers of the high priesthood itself. The idea that high priesthood per se bestowed the power to rule should therefore be reconsidered.
Buy Zadok's Heirs book by Deborah W. Rooke from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780198269984
(226mm x 143mm x 27mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Deborah W. Rooke
Zadok's Heirs, Paperback (August 2012)
This unique study is the first systematic examination to be undertaken of the high priesthood in ancient Israel, from the earliest local chief priests in the pre-monarchic period down to the Hasmonaean priest-kings in the first century BCE.
Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti, Hardback (February 2012)View all books by Deborah W. Rooke
Combining the insights of present-day biblical studies with those of Handelian studies, this book examines the libretti of ten of Handel's Israelite oratorios and evaluates the relationship between each libretto and the biblical story on which it is based.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Zadok's Heirs book by Deborah W. Rooke and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-2pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687