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Controlling Corporeality - The Body and the Household in Ancient Israel (Paperback) Loot Price: R825
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Controlling Corporeality - The Body and the Household in Ancient Israel (Paperback): Jon L Berquist

Controlling Corporeality - The Body and the Household in Ancient Israel (Paperback)

Jon L Berquist

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This new series presents innovative titles pertaining to human origins, evolution, and behavior from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Subject areas include but are not limited to biological and physical anthropology, prehistoric archaeology, evolutionary psychology, behavioral ecology, and evolutionary biology. The series volumes will be of interest primarily to students and scholars in these fields.

Human bodily existence is at the core of the Torah and the rest of the Hebrew Scriptures -- from birth to death. From God's creation of Adam out of clay, to the narratives of priests and kings whose regulations governed bodily practices, the Hebrew Bible focuses on the human body. Moreover, ancient Israel's understanding of the human body has greatly influenced both Judaism and Christianity. Despite this pervasive influence, ancient Israel's view of the human body has rarely been studied and, until now, has been poorly understood.

In this beautifully written book, Jon L. Berquist guides the reader through the Hebrew Bible, examining ancient Israel's ideas of the body, the unstable roles of gender, the deployment of sexuality, and the cultural practices of the time. Conducting his analysis with reference to contemporary theories of the body, power, and social control, Berquist offers not only a description and clarification of ancient Israelite views of the body, but also an analysis of how these views belong to the complex logic of ancient social meanings. When this logic is understood, the familiar Bible becomes strange and opens itself to a wide range of new interpretations.

General

Imprint: Rutgers University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: February 2002
First published: 2002
Authors: Jon L Berquist
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
ISBN-13: 978-0-8135-3016-1
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Anthropology > Social & cultural anthropology > General
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history
Books > History > Asian / Middle Eastern history > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Non-Christian religions > Judaism > General
LSN: 0-8135-3016-4
Barcode: 9780813530161

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