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Lectures on the religion of the Semites; the fundamental institutions.

Author: W Robertson Smith
Publisher: [New York] Ktav Pub. House, 1969.
Series: Library of Biblical studies.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3d edView all editions and formats
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Smith, W. Robertson (William Robertson), 1846-1894.
Lectures on the religion of the Semites.
[New York] Ktav Pub. House, 1969
(OCoLC)646885703
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W Robertson Smith
OCLC Number: 49457
Notes: Reprint of the 1927 ed.
Description: 27, ix-lxiv, 718 pages 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The subject and the method of enquiry --
The nature of the religious community, and the relation of the gods to their worshippers --
The relation of the gods to natural things : holy places; the Jinn --
Holy places in their relation to man --
Sanctuaries, natural and artificial : holy waters, trees, caves, and stones --
Sacrifice : preliminary survey --
First-fruits, tithes, and sacrificial meals --
The original significance of animal sacrifice --
The sacramental efficacy of animal sacrifice and cognate acts of ritual : the blood covenant; blood and hair offerings --
The development of the sacrificial ritual : fire sacrifices and piacula --
Sacrificial gifts and piacular sacrifices : the special ideas involved in the latter.
Series Title: Library of Biblical studies.
Other Titles: Lectures on the religion of the Semites.
Responsibility: With an introd. and additional notes by Stanley A. Cook. Prologomenon by James Muilenberg.

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