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Title Festive meals in ancient Israel : Deuteronomy's identity politics in their ancient Near Eastern context / Peter Altmann.
Imprint Berlin ; New York : De Gruyter, ©2011.


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Description 1 online resource (xii, 299 pages) : illustrations
Series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 0934-2575 ; Bd. 424
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft ; 424.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
Subject Bible. Deuteronomy -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Deuteronomy.
Dinners and dining -- Biblical teaching.
Fasts and feasts -- Biblical teaching.
Food habits -- Israel.
Food habits -- Middle East.
Middle East.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Contents Overview of the History of Scholarship of Deuteronomy -- Treatment of the Deuteronomic Cultic Meals -- Material Culture and the Symbolic Meaning of Meat in Deuteronomy 12 -- The Cultic Meals of the Deuteronomic Cultic Calendar (16:1-17) in Light of Comparative ANE Texts -- Deuteronomy 14:22-29 in Light of Ancient Near Eastern Tribute and Modern Anthropology.
Summary This study investigates the festive meals in Deuteronomy's laws in comparison to depictions of meals in other biblical texts, as well as ancient Near Eastern texts and iconography. Its eclectic, interdisciplinary approach includes discussion of the archaeology of meals in the ancient Levant and recent anthropological findings on meals in order to emphasize the centrality of meals for identity formation as well as for political and religious rhetoric in the texts of Deuteronomy.
Other Title Print version: Altmann, Peter. Festive meals in ancient Israel. Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, ©2011 9783110255362