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'Whoever lost children lost her heart': valourised maternal grief in the Hebrew Bible

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Recent studies on ancient Israel's mortuary culture have shown that mourning rites were not restricted to the occasions of death, burial and subsequent grief but were, in fact, implemented in diverse contexts. In this thesis I am looking at biblical traditions in which these solemn practices contributed, or sought to contribute to various forms of social restoration. More specifically, I explore the stories of biblical grieving mothers who are placed at key junctures in Israel's history to...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
Department:
Humanities Division - Oriental Studies Faculty
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Ekaterina E. Kozlova
Publication date:
2015
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
URN:
uuid:eb33c1be-0f1b-45e3-bb38-6ec147250b9b
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ora:11986

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