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Cult and character : purification offerings, Day of Atonement, and theodicy / Roy E. Gane.

Author/Creator:
Gane, Roy, 1955-
Publication:
Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2005.
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 394 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Purity, ritual -- Judaism.
Yom Kippur.
Bible. O.T. Leviticus -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Theodicy.
Contents:
The locus of ritual meaning
The system of tajf rituals
Outer-altar purification offerings
Outer-sanctum purification offerings
Purification-offering flesh : prebend or expiation
Purification offering : purgation of sanctuary or offerer?
Pollution of the sanctuary : aerial or only by direct contact?
Blood or ash water : detergent, metaphorical carrier agent, or means of passage?
The scope of expiability
Inner-sanctum purification offerings
The purification ritual of Azazel's goat
Two major phases of ritual
Trajectories of evils
Divine justice and the cost of kindness
Divine presence and theodicy
Loyalty and royalty in Hebrew narrative
Yearly accountability in Mesopotamian cult.
Notes:
Includes indexes.
ISBN:
1575061015 (hardcover : alk. paper)
OCLC:
58985932