Chapter 6. Family Religion in Ancient Israel and its Surroundings

  1. John Bodel Professor2 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor3
  1. Rainer Albertz Dr Professor

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch6

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Albertz, R. (2009) Family Religion in Ancient Israel and its Surroundings, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Brown University, USA

  2. 3

    Samuel Ungerleider Jr Professor of Judaic Studies, Brown University, USA

Author Information

  1. University of Münster, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

Book Series:

  1. The Ancient World: Comparative Histories

Book Series Editors:

  1. Kurt A. Raaflaub

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175791

Online ISBN: 9781444302974

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Keywords:

  • family religion in Ancient Israel;
  • family religion within a given religion - requiring recognition of a kind of religious pluralism;
  • syncretism - the differences in beliefs and rites of pre-exilic Israelite religion;
  • internal religious pluralism - good opportunity to describe on family religion as a subject of its own;
  • accessing family religion - a challenge;
  • religious practices and beliefs of Israelite family in pre-exilic time;
  • religious beliefs;
  • family religion - topic of growing interest in biblical studies and cognate fields

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Terms and Concepts

  • Syncretism

  • Popular Religion

  • Internal Religious Pluralism

  • Methodological Design

  • Religious Practices and Beliefs of the Israelite Family in the Pre-exilic Time

  • A Brief Look Forward