The Resource Blood expiation in Hittite and biblical ritual : origins, context, and meaning, Yitzhaq Feder, (electronic resource)

Blood expiation in Hittite and biblical ritual : origins, context, and meaning, Yitzhaq Feder, (electronic resource)

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Blood expiation in Hittite and biblical ritual : origins, context, and meaning
Title
Blood expiation in Hittite and biblical ritual
Title remainder
origins, context, and meaning
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Yitzhaq Feder
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Language
eng
Summary
This pioneering study examines the use of blood to purge the effects of sin and impurity in Hittite and biblical ritual. The idea that blood atones for sins holds a prominent place in both Jewish and Christian traditions. The author traces this notion back to its earliest documentation in the fourteenth- and thirteenth-century B.C.E. texts from Hittite Anatolia, in which the smearing of blood is used as a means of expiation, purification, and consecration. This rite parallels, in both its procedure and goals, the biblical sin offering. The author argues that this practice stems from a common tradition manifested in both cultures. In addition, this book aims to decipher and elucidate the symbolism of the practice of blood smearing by seeking to identify the sociocultural context in which the expiatory significance of blood originated. Thus, it is essential reading for anyone interested in the meaning and efficacy of ritual, the origins of Jewish and Christian notions of sin and atonement, and the origin of the biblical blood rite
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Feder, Yitzhaq
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  • illustrations
  • maps
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • theses
  • bibliography
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  • American Council of Learned Societies
  • ACLS Humanities E-Book
Series statement
Writings from the ancient world supplements / Society of Biblical Literature
Series volume
no. 2
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  • Blood in the Bible
  • Blood
  • Ritual
  • Hittites
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Blood expiation in Hittite and biblical ritual : origins, context, and meaning, Yitzhaq Feder, (electronic resource)
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http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.31310
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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mixed
Contents
Part 1 ; 1: The Hurro-Hittite zurki Rite -- 2: The Biblical Sin Offering -- 3: The Question of a Historical Connection -- Part 2 ; 4: Rituals, Signs, and Meaning: Theoretical Foundations -- 5: The Blood of the Sin Offering: Origins, Context, and Meaning -- 6: The zurki Rite: Origins, Context, and Meaning -- 7: Tracking the Blood Rite Tradition: Origins, Translation, and Transformation -- Conclusion
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23 cm.
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unknown
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xii, 309 p.
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multiple file formats
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electronic
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unknown
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ill., map
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unknown
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unknown
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Electronic text and image data.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(dli)HEB31310
Label
Blood expiation in Hittite and biblical ritual : origins, context, and meaning, Yitzhaq Feder, (electronic resource)
Link
http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.31310
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Color
mixed
Contents
Part 1 ; 1: The Hurro-Hittite zurki Rite -- 2: The Biblical Sin Offering -- 3: The Question of a Historical Connection -- Part 2 ; 4: Rituals, Signs, and Meaning: Theoretical Foundations -- 5: The Blood of the Sin Offering: Origins, Context, and Meaning -- 6: The zurki Rite: Origins, Context, and Meaning -- 7: Tracking the Blood Rite Tradition: Origins, Translation, and Transformation -- Conclusion
Dimensions
23 cm.
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xii, 309 p.
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
electronic
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
ill., map
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic text and image data.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(dli)HEB31310

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