Zadok's Heirs by Deborah W. Rooke
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Zadok's Heirs
By Deborah W. Rooke

Zadok's Heirs

The Role and Development of the High Priesthood in Ancient Israel

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Zadok's Heirs by Deborah W. Rooke

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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. 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198269984
ISBN-10: 0198269986
Format: Hardback
(226mm x 143mm x 27mm)
Pages: 404
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 9-Mar-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Books By Author Deborah W. Rooke

Zadok's Heirs by 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 by Deborah W. Rooke Handel's Israelite Oratorio Libretti, Hardback (February 2012)

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.

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