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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E., Norman K. Gottwald

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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E.
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The tribes of Yahweh
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a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E.
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Norman K. Gottwald
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Gottwald, Norman K.
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  • Sociology, Biblical
  • Twelve tribes of Israel
  • Jews
  • Marxist criticism
  • Juifs
  • Tribus d'Israël, Douze
  • Oude Testament
  • De twaalf stammen van Israël
  • Godsdienstsociologie
  • Sozialgeschichtliche Exegese
  • Israeliten
  • Stämme Israels
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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E., Norman K. Gottwald
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  • I. Biblical history and biblical sociology : 1. Obstacles to a comprehensive understanding of early Israel : The problem of sources ; The scandal of sociological method -- 2. Complementarity of humanistic and sociological studies of early Israel -- 3. Aims and methods: overview of contents
  • II. The historical starting point and a source compendium : 4. Evaluating the historical sources: temporal distance and cultic-ideological roots -- 5. The historical subject: Israel in Canaan 1250-1000BC : Patriarchal episodes ; Moses and the Moses group of Yahwists ; The united monarchy -- 6. Compendium of historical sources : Blessings, songs, and fable ; Centralized conquest narratives ; Localized settlement annals ; Inventory of defeated kings ; Inventory of tribal heads and military consensus ; Narratives of military "judges" ; Narratives of military virtuosi ; Narrative of an upstart "king" ; Notations about nonmilitary "judges" ; Narrative of a tribal relocation ; Narratives of intertribal sanction of an offending tribe ; Narratives of Israel's pre-Davidic wars with the Philistines ; Narratives of relations between Israel and indigenous populations ; Pastoral "idylls" ; Territorial, boundary, and city lists ; Theophanic and covenant laws ; Apodictic and casuistic laws
  • III. The cultic-ideological framework of the sources : 7. A preliminary view -- 8. Israelite religious concepts as "ideology" -- 9. Israelite religious practices as "cult" -- 10. Anatomy of the "historical" traditions : Structural elements of the traditions ; Sequential articulation of the traditions -- 11. Tradition formation as sociohistorical symbolization -- 12. Cultic actions and cultic traditions: Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes : Separation of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Cultic location of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Sinai themes: theophany; covenant; law ; Cultic location of Sinai themes -- 13. Cultic modalities and narrative themes: substructure and superstructure : Socio-cultic matrix of all themes ; Historical themes emerge from the cult ; Sinai themes emerge from the cult -- 14. Uncentralized traditions resistant to basic themes : Tribal blessings ; Hymns or songs of triumph ; Stories of judges: the terminus of the centralized traditions
  • IV. The tradition history and composition of the books of Joshua and Judges : 15. Overview of sources: Joshua and Judges : Contents of the book of Joshua ; Contents of the book of Judges -- 16. Deuteronomic history and the old basic themes : The Deuteronomic version of Israel's early history ; Deuteronomic adaptation to the moratorium on new basic themes ; A watershed between Joshua and Judges -- 17. Pre-Deuteronomic sources in Joshua and Judges : Joshua 1-12 ; Joshua 13-19 ; Judges 1-2:5 -- 18. Sociohistoric sketch of major tradition types ; Centralized conquest stories ; Localized settlement annals ; Land allotment traditions ; Localized stories of victories by Judges
  • V. Models of the Israelite settlement in Canaan : 19. A preliminary view -- 20. The conquest model -- 21. The immigration model -- 22. The revolt model -- 23. Models of the settlement and models of the social system -- 24. Socio-structural analysis and comparison: prospect of parts 6-9
  • VI. Models of the social structure: All Israel; tribes; protection associations; extended families : 25. A preliminary view -- 26. The comprehensive social entity : Israel, Israelites ; People, the people ; Congregation, assembly ; The tribes of Israel -- 27. Primary subdivisions of the social structure : Shevet/matteh, or Tribe ; People, house, or Tribe ; Mishpahah, or Tribe ; Shevet, or a Tribal subdivision? ; Shevet as a territorial and organizational unit -- 28. Secondary subdivisions of the social structure ; Mishpahah, or protective association of families ; Size of the Mishpahah ; Eleph, or Mishpahah in arms ; Nonmilitary uses of Eleph ; Eleph and Revavah in archaic poetry ; Religious functions of the Mishpahah or Eleph ; Ammin and Pelaggoth, or Tribal subdivisions? -- 29. Tertiary subdivisions of the social structure : Bayith/Bethav, or extended family ; Beth-av as metaphor for Mishpahah ; Beth-av as metaphor for Shevet or Matteh ; Residency patterns and economy of the Bayith or Beth-av -- 30. Israelite tribalism: anthropological and sociological commentary : What is a tribe? ; Cross-cutting associations: the exogamous clan ; Did Israel possess the Exogamous clan? ; Mishpahah or Eleph as a clan equivalent ; Other cross-cutting associations in Israelite tribes ; Israelite tribal segmentation and diffusion of political functions ; The historical peculiarity of Israelite tribalism ; The formation of Israelite tribal structure: bottom-up vs. top-down models ; Pseudo-genealogies as political and cultural ideology
  • VII. Models of the social structure: all Israel, amphictyony or confederacy? : 31. The prevailing amphictyonic model: critique and rebuttal : Central shrine ; Amphictyonic council ; Twelve amhictyonic members ; Limited merit of the model -- 32. An alternative explanation of the twelve tribe system : alleged normativeness of twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi omitted: twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi included: weakened functions of the twelve tribe system after Solomon's administrative reorganization ; Summary and synthesis -- 33. Greek amphictyony and Israelite confederacy: structural-functional and sociohistorical comparisons : Structural levels and scope of the entities compared ; Organizational zones of the entities compared ; Diachronic-comparative social structure sociology of religion vs. biblical theology, parts 8-9
  • VIII. Comparative social systems and economic modes: the sociohistoric matrices of liberated Israel : 34. A preliminary view -- 35. Egyptian imperialism and Canaanite feudalism: the Amarna age interlock : Hyksos and Canaanite feudalism ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: temporal and territorial horizons ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: internal dynamics ; Alleged apiru revolt against Egyptian-Canaanite dominion -- 36. The apiru adaptation in Amarna Canaan -- 37. Philistines as heirs of Egyptian-Canaanite dominion : Philistine dominion in Canaan ; The Philistine challenge to early Israel ; Philistine-Israelite-Canaanite triangular relations -- 38. Ammon, Moab, and Edom: societal problematics -- 39. The pastoral nomadic model for early Israel: critique and radical revision : Regnant theory of Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Pastoral nomadism in the Ancient Near East ; Evidence for early Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Summary and prospect: pastoral nomadism as a minor socioeconomic component in Israelite tribalism -- 40. Socioeconomic morphemes in Canaan: coexistence and opposition : Complementary morphemes: agriculture and transhumant pastoralism ; Antagonistic morphemes: urban statism and rural tribalism -- 41. Post-Amarna antistatist social sector: convergence and fragmentation : Toward an antistatist coalition: lines of convergence ; Inhibited coalition-building: fragmented group interests ; Inhibited position of the depressed peasant majority ; Summary and synthesis
  • IX. A new egalitarian Canaanite society: liberated Israel vis-à-vis indigenous peoples : 42. Revolutionary Israel: an expanded coalition of antistatist social sectors -- 43. The path through Elohistic Israel to Yahwistic Israel -- 44. Canaanite belligerents vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Alleged enemies of Israel: Canaan or Canaanites and other terms ; Actual enemies of Israel in early poetry and related texts -- 45. Canaanite converts, neutrals, and allies vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Conversion: the local populace becomes Israel ; Neutrality: The local populace remains outside Israel ; Alliance: the local populace enters protective treaty relations with Israel ; Summary and implication: status of non-Israelite cities in the Israelite highlands -- 46. The Israelite countryside: heartland of the Yahwistic socioeconomic revolution
  • X. The religion of the new egalitarian society: idealist, structural-functional, and historical cultural-materialist modes : 47. A preliminary view -- 48. Religious idealism: Yahwism as an autonomous self-generative faith : Israelite religion severed from Israelite society ; Israelite society derived from Israelite religion ; Social influences on nonessential features of Israelite religion -- 49. Structural functionalism: mutual reinforcement of Yahwism and social egalitarianism : Structural-functional societal models ; Mono-Yahwism as the function of Sociopolitical equality ; Sociopolitical equality as the function of Mono-Yahwism -- 50. Historical cultural materialism: Yahwism as the symbolization of egalitarian social struggle : Durkheim: collective representations ; Weber: elective affinity and co-determination ; Marx: lawfully interacting and evolving inter-human totalities ; Priority of cultural-material conditions and social struggle: Yahwism as a societal feedback servomechanism -- 51. A program of historical cultural-material research into early Israel : An economic and cultural-material inventory ; Historico-territorial and topological studies ; Biblical archaeology and the new archaeology ; Population size and distribution ; Technology factors: Iron and waterproof plaster, terracing and irrigation systems ; The socioeconomic shift from Amarna to Israelite Canaan: a provisional historical cultural-material hypothesis
  • XI. Biblical theology or biblical sociology? : 52. On affirming and defining the uniqueness of Israel : Biblical theology: an attempt to mediate the clash between historical and theological methods ; The common theology of the Ancient Near East ; Common Ancient Near Eastern concepts of divine action in history -- 53. Common high God paradigms: Ancient Near Eastern and early Israelite -- 54. Differentiated high God paradigms: the early Israelite mountains -- 55. Socioeconomic demythologization of Israelite Yahwism -- 56. The key to Israel's religion: Idealism or historical cultural materialism? : Yahwism as the symbolic expression of the Israelite socioeconomic revolution ; Israel's election: socioreligious actualities vs. theological puzzles ; On being religious: in ancient Israel and in the present social and intellectual climate ; Contribution toward social change: the criterion of religious symbols and organizations
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26 cm
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xxv, 916 pages
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9780883444993
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78024333
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unmediated
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000098898
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(OCoLC)4503604
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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E., Norman K. Gottwald
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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Contents
  • I. Biblical history and biblical sociology : 1. Obstacles to a comprehensive understanding of early Israel : The problem of sources ; The scandal of sociological method -- 2. Complementarity of humanistic and sociological studies of early Israel -- 3. Aims and methods: overview of contents
  • II. The historical starting point and a source compendium : 4. Evaluating the historical sources: temporal distance and cultic-ideological roots -- 5. The historical subject: Israel in Canaan 1250-1000BC : Patriarchal episodes ; Moses and the Moses group of Yahwists ; The united monarchy -- 6. Compendium of historical sources : Blessings, songs, and fable ; Centralized conquest narratives ; Localized settlement annals ; Inventory of defeated kings ; Inventory of tribal heads and military consensus ; Narratives of military "judges" ; Narratives of military virtuosi ; Narrative of an upstart "king" ; Notations about nonmilitary "judges" ; Narrative of a tribal relocation ; Narratives of intertribal sanction of an offending tribe ; Narratives of Israel's pre-Davidic wars with the Philistines ; Narratives of relations between Israel and indigenous populations ; Pastoral "idylls" ; Territorial, boundary, and city lists ; Theophanic and covenant laws ; Apodictic and casuistic laws
  • III. The cultic-ideological framework of the sources : 7. A preliminary view -- 8. Israelite religious concepts as "ideology" -- 9. Israelite religious practices as "cult" -- 10. Anatomy of the "historical" traditions : Structural elements of the traditions ; Sequential articulation of the traditions -- 11. Tradition formation as sociohistorical symbolization -- 12. Cultic actions and cultic traditions: Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes : Separation of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Cultic location of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Sinai themes: theophany; covenant; law ; Cultic location of Sinai themes -- 13. Cultic modalities and narrative themes: substructure and superstructure : Socio-cultic matrix of all themes ; Historical themes emerge from the cult ; Sinai themes emerge from the cult -- 14. Uncentralized traditions resistant to basic themes : Tribal blessings ; Hymns or songs of triumph ; Stories of judges: the terminus of the centralized traditions
  • IV. The tradition history and composition of the books of Joshua and Judges : 15. Overview of sources: Joshua and Judges : Contents of the book of Joshua ; Contents of the book of Judges -- 16. Deuteronomic history and the old basic themes : The Deuteronomic version of Israel's early history ; Deuteronomic adaptation to the moratorium on new basic themes ; A watershed between Joshua and Judges -- 17. Pre-Deuteronomic sources in Joshua and Judges : Joshua 1-12 ; Joshua 13-19 ; Judges 1-2:5 -- 18. Sociohistoric sketch of major tradition types ; Centralized conquest stories ; Localized settlement annals ; Land allotment traditions ; Localized stories of victories by Judges
  • V. Models of the Israelite settlement in Canaan : 19. A preliminary view -- 20. The conquest model -- 21. The immigration model -- 22. The revolt model -- 23. Models of the settlement and models of the social system -- 24. Socio-structural analysis and comparison: prospect of parts 6-9
  • VI. Models of the social structure: All Israel; tribes; protection associations; extended families : 25. A preliminary view -- 26. The comprehensive social entity : Israel, Israelites ; People, the people ; Congregation, assembly ; The tribes of Israel -- 27. Primary subdivisions of the social structure : Shevet/matteh, or Tribe ; People, house, or Tribe ; Mishpahah, or Tribe ; Shevet, or a Tribal subdivision? ; Shevet as a territorial and organizational unit -- 28. Secondary subdivisions of the social structure ; Mishpahah, or protective association of families ; Size of the Mishpahah ; Eleph, or Mishpahah in arms ; Nonmilitary uses of Eleph ; Eleph and Revavah in archaic poetry ; Religious functions of the Mishpahah or Eleph ; Ammin and Pelaggoth, or Tribal subdivisions? -- 29. Tertiary subdivisions of the social structure : Bayith/Bethav, or extended family ; Beth-av as metaphor for Mishpahah ; Beth-av as metaphor for Shevet or Matteh ; Residency patterns and economy of the Bayith or Beth-av -- 30. Israelite tribalism: anthropological and sociological commentary : What is a tribe? ; Cross-cutting associations: the exogamous clan ; Did Israel possess the Exogamous clan? ; Mishpahah or Eleph as a clan equivalent ; Other cross-cutting associations in Israelite tribes ; Israelite tribal segmentation and diffusion of political functions ; The historical peculiarity of Israelite tribalism ; The formation of Israelite tribal structure: bottom-up vs. top-down models ; Pseudo-genealogies as political and cultural ideology
  • VII. Models of the social structure: all Israel, amphictyony or confederacy? : 31. The prevailing amphictyonic model: critique and rebuttal : Central shrine ; Amphictyonic council ; Twelve amhictyonic members ; Limited merit of the model -- 32. An alternative explanation of the twelve tribe system : alleged normativeness of twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi omitted: twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi included: weakened functions of the twelve tribe system after Solomon's administrative reorganization ; Summary and synthesis -- 33. Greek amphictyony and Israelite confederacy: structural-functional and sociohistorical comparisons : Structural levels and scope of the entities compared ; Organizational zones of the entities compared ; Diachronic-comparative social structure sociology of religion vs. biblical theology, parts 8-9
  • VIII. Comparative social systems and economic modes: the sociohistoric matrices of liberated Israel : 34. A preliminary view -- 35. Egyptian imperialism and Canaanite feudalism: the Amarna age interlock : Hyksos and Canaanite feudalism ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: temporal and territorial horizons ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: internal dynamics ; Alleged apiru revolt against Egyptian-Canaanite dominion -- 36. The apiru adaptation in Amarna Canaan -- 37. Philistines as heirs of Egyptian-Canaanite dominion : Philistine dominion in Canaan ; The Philistine challenge to early Israel ; Philistine-Israelite-Canaanite triangular relations -- 38. Ammon, Moab, and Edom: societal problematics -- 39. The pastoral nomadic model for early Israel: critique and radical revision : Regnant theory of Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Pastoral nomadism in the Ancient Near East ; Evidence for early Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Summary and prospect: pastoral nomadism as a minor socioeconomic component in Israelite tribalism -- 40. Socioeconomic morphemes in Canaan: coexistence and opposition : Complementary morphemes: agriculture and transhumant pastoralism ; Antagonistic morphemes: urban statism and rural tribalism -- 41. Post-Amarna antistatist social sector: convergence and fragmentation : Toward an antistatist coalition: lines of convergence ; Inhibited coalition-building: fragmented group interests ; Inhibited position of the depressed peasant majority ; Summary and synthesis
  • IX. A new egalitarian Canaanite society: liberated Israel vis-à-vis indigenous peoples : 42. Revolutionary Israel: an expanded coalition of antistatist social sectors -- 43. The path through Elohistic Israel to Yahwistic Israel -- 44. Canaanite belligerents vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Alleged enemies of Israel: Canaan or Canaanites and other terms ; Actual enemies of Israel in early poetry and related texts -- 45. Canaanite converts, neutrals, and allies vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Conversion: the local populace becomes Israel ; Neutrality: The local populace remains outside Israel ; Alliance: the local populace enters protective treaty relations with Israel ; Summary and implication: status of non-Israelite cities in the Israelite highlands -- 46. The Israelite countryside: heartland of the Yahwistic socioeconomic revolution
  • X. The religion of the new egalitarian society: idealist, structural-functional, and historical cultural-materialist modes : 47. A preliminary view -- 48. Religious idealism: Yahwism as an autonomous self-generative faith : Israelite religion severed from Israelite society ; Israelite society derived from Israelite religion ; Social influences on nonessential features of Israelite religion -- 49. Structural functionalism: mutual reinforcement of Yahwism and social egalitarianism : Structural-functional societal models ; Mono-Yahwism as the function of Sociopolitical equality ; Sociopolitical equality as the function of Mono-Yahwism -- 50. Historical cultural materialism: Yahwism as the symbolization of egalitarian social struggle : Durkheim: collective representations ; Weber: elective affinity and co-determination ; Marx: lawfully interacting and evolving inter-human totalities ; Priority of cultural-material conditions and social struggle: Yahwism as a societal feedback servomechanism -- 51. A program of historical cultural-material research into early Israel : An economic and cultural-material inventory ; Historico-territorial and topological studies ; Biblical archaeology and the new archaeology ; Population size and distribution ; Technology factors: Iron and waterproof plaster, terracing and irrigation systems ; The socioeconomic shift from Amarna to Israelite Canaan: a provisional historical cultural-material hypothesis
  • XI. Biblical theology or biblical sociology? : 52. On affirming and defining the uniqueness of Israel : Biblical theology: an attempt to mediate the clash between historical and theological methods ; The common theology of the Ancient Near East ; Common Ancient Near Eastern concepts of divine action in history -- 53. Common high God paradigms: Ancient Near Eastern and early Israelite -- 54. Differentiated high God paradigms: the early Israelite mountains -- 55. Socioeconomic demythologization of Israelite Yahwism -- 56. The key to Israel's religion: Idealism or historical cultural materialism? : Yahwism as the symbolic expression of the Israelite socioeconomic revolution ; Israel's election: socioreligious actualities vs. theological puzzles ; On being religious: in ancient Israel and in the present social and intellectual climate ; Contribution toward social change: the criterion of religious symbols and organizations
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv, 916 pages
Isbn
9780883444993
Lccn
78024333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
000098898
System control number
(OCoLC)4503604

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