The Oxford Handbook of ritual and worship in the Hebrew Bible / edited by Samuel E. Balentine.

New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
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Ritual and worship in the Hebrew Bible
Worship in the Bible.
Ritual -- Biblical teaching.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Israel -- Religion.
Middle East -- Religion.
The focus of this Handbook is on ritual and worship from the perspective of biblical studies, particularly on the Hebrew Bible and its ancient Near Eastern antecedents. Within this context, attention will be given to the development of ideas in Jewish, Christian, and Muslim thinking, but only insofar as they connect with or extend the trajectory of biblical precedents. The volume reflects a wide range of analytical approaches to ancient texts, inscriptions, iconography, and ritual artifacts. It examines the social history and cultural knowledge encoded in rituals, and explores the way rituals shape and are shaped by politics, economics, ethical imperatives, and religion itself.
Mesopotamian Religion / Tzvi Abusch
Ritual Experts and Participants in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible / Thomas Hieke
Sacred Times and Ritual Times / Andrew R. Davis
Ritual Objects and Artifacts / Ryan P. Bonfiglio
Ritual and Religious Practices / Roy E. Gane
Ritualizing Christian Iconic Texts / Dorina Miller Parmenter
Ritualizing Muslim Texts / Jonas Svensson
Ritualizing Iconic Jewish Texts / James W. Watts
Sin and Expiation / David Janzen
Clean/Unclean, Pure/Impure, Holy/Profane / Jonathan D. Lawrence
Sickness and Healing / Deborah Rooke
The Hittites Serve their Gods / Gary Beckman
Death and Afterlife / Brian B. Schmidt
Divine Presence and Absence / Angelika Berlejung
Ritual and Worship at Qumran / Eileen M. Schuller
Islamic Ritual / Richard Gauvain
Influence on Early Christian Worship / Paul F. Bradshaw
Rabbinic Judaism / Stefan C. Reif
The Politics of Worship / William S. Morrow
Ritual and Worship in Early Judaism / Judith H. Newman
The Ethics of Worship / Eryl Davies
Syria-Palestine: Worship and Rituals / Adrian Curtis
Socio-Religious Functions of Worship / Stephen L. Cook
The Economics of Worship in Ancient Israel and Judah / Joachim Schaper
Ritual Theology in/and Biblical Theology / Gerald Klingbeil
Welcoming the Sabbath on the Kibbutzim: Secular Religiosity / Dalia Marx
One God, Multiple Rituals and Theologies: Christianity / Rodney A. Werline
Introduction / Samuel E. Balentine
Ritual and Worship in Ancient Egypt / Emily Teeter
History of Religion / Lester L. Grabbe
Rituals and Ritual Theory: A Methodological Essay / Ithamar Gruenwald
The Greeks and their Rituals / Barbara Kowalzig
God, Gods, and Humankind (Worldview) / Friedhelm Hartenstein
Social and Cultural Anthropology / William K. Gilders
Scared Space and Common Space / Michael B. Hundley.
Also issued in print: 2020.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Balentine, Samuel E. (Samuel Eugene), 1950- editor.
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