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Bedouin culture in the Bible

Author: Clinton Bailey
Publisher: New Haven (Conn.) : Yale University Press.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Clinton Bailey
ISBN: 0300121822 9780300121827
OCLC Number: 1107863088
Notes: Written by one of the world's leading scholars of Bedouin culture, this groundbreaking book sheds new light on significant points of convergence between Bedouin and early Israelite cultures, as manifested in the Hebrew Bible. Bailey compares Bedouin and biblical sources, identifying overlaps in economic activity, material culture, social values, social organization, laws, religious practices, and oral traditions. He examines the question of whether some early Israelites were indeed nomads as the Bible presents them, offering a new angle on the controversy over the identity of the early Israelites and a new cultural perspective to scholars of the Bible and the Bedouin alike.
Bibliogr. p. 241-249. Index.
Description: 1 v. (x-278 p.) : illustrations, cartes ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Clinton Bailey.
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"A remarkable monograph" -Joachim Schaper, Vetus Testamentum "The uninterrupted survival into the modern world of ancient things always inspires a kind of awe. The Bedouin represent such an Read more...

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