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Olyan, Saul M.

Works: 30 works in 172 publications in 2 languages and 9,984 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Conference papers and proceedings  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: BR115.H6, 221.6
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Publications about Saul M Olyan
Publications by Saul M Olyan
Most widely held works by Saul M Olyan
Sexual orientation & human rights in American religious discourse ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 527 libraries worldwide
Asherah and the cult of Yahweh in Israel by Saul M Olyan( Book )
10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Rites and rank : hierarchy in biblical representations of cult by Saul M Olyan( Book )
13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 351 libraries worldwide
"Bringing the focus on four binary pairs - holy/common, Israelite/alien, clean/unclean, and whole/blemished - Olyan shows how these privileged oppositions were used to restrict access to cultic spaces, such as the temple or the Passover table. These ritual sites, therefore, became the primary contexts for creating and recreating unequal social relations. Olyan also uncovers a pattern of challenge to the established hierarchies by nonprivileged groups."--Jacket
Priesthood and cult in ancient Israel by Gary A Anderson( Book )
12 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 348 libraries worldwide
During the last decade or so there has been a renewed interest in the study of cult and priesthood. The various individuals who have contributed essays to this volume are of both junior and senior rank and from both Christian and Jewish backgrounds. Certain essays represent the fruitful interchange that is now developing among historians of religion, anthropologists and biblical scholars. Others focus on parallels between aspects of Israelite religion and their counterparts in Canaanite and early Greek contexts. There are also contributions on the literary shape of the priestly law-code
Household and family religion in antiquity by John P Bodel( Book )
20 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 334 libraries worldwide
"Household and Family Religion in Antiquity is the first book to explore the religious dimensions of the family and the household in ancient Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity." "With an approach that is both contextual and comparative, essays examine domestic and familial religious practices in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Israel, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, Emar, and Philistia. Taking in a range of religious expression, from supplication of a household's patron deities to contact with dead ancestors, Household and Family Religion in Antiquity advances our understanding of a distinct and widespread ancient religions phenomenon."--Jacket
Biblical mourning : ritual and social dimensions by Saul M Olyan( Book )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
A comprehensive analysis of the ritual dimensions of biblical mourning rites, this book also seeks to illuminate mourning's social dimensions through engagement with anthropological discussion of mourning, from Hertz and van Gennep to contemporaries such as Metcalf and Huntington
Disability in the Hebrew Bible : interpreting mental and physical differences by Saul M Olyan( Book )
13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
Chapter 1 : Constructions of beauty and ugliness -- Chapter 2 : Physical disabilities classified as "defects"--Chapter 3 : Physical disabilities not classified as "defects"--Chapter 4 : Mental disability -- Chapter 5 : Disability in the prophetic utopian vision -- Chapter 6 : Non-somatic parallels to bodily wholeness and "defect" -- Chapter 7 : Exegetical perpetuations, elaborations and transformations : the case of Qumran "defects" in the Dead Sea scrolls
"A wise and discerning mind" : essays in honor of Burke O. Long ( Book )
9 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
A thousand thousands served Him : exegesis and the naming of angels in ancient Judaism by Saul M Olyan( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Social theory and the study of Israelite religion : essays in retrospect and prospect ( Book )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
"This volume assesses the past, theoretically engaged work on Israelite religion and presents new approaches to particular problems and larger interpretive and methadological questions. It gathers previously unpublished research by senior and mid-career scholars well known for their contributions in the area of social theory and the study of the Israelite religion and by junior scholars whose writing is just beginning to have a serious impact on the field. The volume begins with a critical introduction by the editor. Topics of interest to the contributors include gender, violence, social change, the festivals, the dynamics of shame and honor, and the relationship of text to ritual. The contrbutors engage theory from social and cultural anthropology, sociology, postcolonial studies, and ritual studies. Theoretical models are evaluated in light of the primary data, and some authors modify or adapt theory to increase its utility for biblical studies."--Back cover
Ritual violence in the Hebrew Bible : new perspectives ( Book )
7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
"This volume is intended to bring into relief the full range of violent rites represented in the Hebrew Bible many rarely, if ever, consider. It seeks to explore what acts of ritual violence might accomplish socio-politically in their particular settings and the ways in which engagement with theory from a variety of disciplines can contribute to our understanding of ritual violence as a phenomenon"--
Family and household religion : toward a synthesis of Old Testament studies, archaeology, epigraphy, and cultural studies by European Association of Biblical Studies( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
"This is the most recent collective contribution of a group of biblical scholars and archaeologists who are engaged in an ongoing debate about the nature of family and household religion in ancient Israel and its environment. It is intended to complement the volume Household and Family Religion in Antiquity, edited by John Bodel and Saul M. Olyan (Bodel and Olyan 2008), which grew out of a conference held at Brown University in 2005 on household and family religion in the ancient Mediterranean world, with an emphasis on cross-cultural comparison. After the conference at Brown, there was a session held at the meeting of the European Association of Biblical Studies in Budapest in 2006 in which the focus was narrowed to the gender dimensions of Israelite family/household religion. Two more sessions focusing on the Israelite house as a locus of family religion took place at the European Association of Biblical Studies meeting in Vienna in 2007. A fourth meeting at Westfaelische Wilhelms-Universitaet Muenster in April 2009 emphasized theoretical and methodological challenges facing scholars of household and family religion (e.g., the conceptualization of family/household religion, the problem of identifying pertinent artifacts, and the difficulties inherent in using texts together with material evidence). This volume is a direct outgrowth of the Muenster meeting"--
"The one who sows bountifully" : essays in honor of Stanley K. Stowers by Caroline E. Johnson Hodge( Book )
5 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Qumrân cave 4 by Harold W Attridge( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Social inequality in the world of the text : the significance of ritual and social distinctions in the Hebrew Bible by Saul M Olyan( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
HauptbeschreibungThis volume consists of fifteen of the author's essays, including two that have never been published before. The essays date to the last decade and a half, and all reflect in some manner the author's ongoing interest in literary operations of classification and their social implications, particularly the production of distinctions which create social inequality in the world of the text, and have the potential to generate hierarchical social relationships in contexts where biblical texts might have had an impact on real people. In these essays, the author explores themes such a
Problems in the history of the cult and priesthood in ancient Israel by Saul M Olyan( Archival Material )
15 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Friendship in the hebrew bible by Saul M Olyan( Book )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The oaths of Amos 8.14 by Saul M Olyan( Article )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Worship, women, and war : essays in honor of Susan Niditch ( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Social Theory and the Study of Israelite Religion by Saul M Olyan( file )
1 edition published in 1900 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Mitchell Olyan, Saul
Olyan, Saul Mitchell
English (159)
German (1)
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