Chapter 7. Family Religion in Israel and the Wider Levant of the First Millennium BCE

  1. John Bodel Professor1 and
  2. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor2
  1. Saul M. Olyan PhD Professor

Published Online: 23 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch7

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

Household and Family Religion in Antiquity

How to Cite

Olyan, S. M. (2008) Family Religion in Israel and the Wider Levant of the First Millennium BCE, in Household and Family Religion in Antiquity (eds J. Bodel and S. M. Olyan), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444302974.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Brown University, USA

  2. 2

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

Author Information

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

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 first millennium Israel;
  • household-based cult of Queen of Heaven - women playing significant roles;
  • ancient Israelite women - primary responsibility within families and production of textiles;
  • “family” and “household” - reference to persons – composite group of individuals making up family and/or household unit;
  • religious beliefs jointly expressed and religious practices - undertaken by biologically and maritally-bonded group