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Description - Hebrew Life and Literature by Bernhard Lang

Bernhard Lang, known for his contributions over several decades to biblical anthropology, offers in this volume a selection of essays on the life and literature of the ancient Hebrews. The subjects range from the Hebrew God, the world-view of the Bible, and the formation of the scriptural canon, to peasant poverty, women's work, the good life, and prophetic street theatre. The stories of Joseph, Samson, and the expulsion from Paradise are analysed, and in a departure from the Old Testament, the priestly origins of the Eucharist are considered. Insight into the Hebrew mentality is facilitated by the arrangement of the essays, reflecting the three strata of the ancient society: the peasants, with their common concerns of fertility and happiness; warriors, their martial pursuits, and the divine Lord of War; and the wise - prophets, priests, and sages.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780754666189
ISBN-10: 0754666182
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 292
Imprint: Ashgate Publishing Limited
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Bernhard Lang

Bernhard Lang is Professor of Religion at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and has taught in Tubingen, Mainz, Philadelphia (Temple University), Paris (the Sorbonne), Aarhus, and St. Andrews. He has written many books, including Heaven: A History (with Colleen McDannell), Sacred Games: A History of Christian Worship, and The Hebrew God: Portrait of an Ancient Deity. He is an Honorary Professor of Divinity at the University of St. Andrews, an honorary member of the Society for Old Testament Study, and was awarded an honorary degree of Doctor of Theology by the University of Aarhus, Denmark.

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