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Israel's beneficent dead

Subtitle:
the origin and character of Israelite ancestor cults and necromancy
Abstract:

This investigation aims to ascertain whether or not the Israelites believed in the supernatural beneficent power of the dead. First, a lexicon of selected mortuary practices and beliefs is outlined. In the Israelite context, those rites most likely to reflect this belief are necromancy and those which fall within the purview of the ancestor cult intended to express veneration or worship of the ancestors (ch. 1).

Secondly, an evaluation of the relevant texts from Syria-Palestine of ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Faculty of Theology
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Publication date:
1992
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford
Barcode:
602328933
URN:
uuid:ee87abe0-ad6f-406f-8011-0f2dbfe5bd04
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td:602328933

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