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Children in ancient Israel : the Hebrew Bible and Mesopotamia in comparative perspective

Author: Shawn W Flynn
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First EditionView all editions and formats
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Flynn contributes to the emerging field of childhood studies in the Hebrew Bible by isolating stages of a child's life, and through a comparative perspective, studies the place of children in the domestic cult and their relationship to the deity in that cult. The study gathers data relevant to different stages of a child's life from a plethora of Mesopotamian materials (prayers, myths, medical texts, rituals), and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Comparative studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Shawn W Flynn
ISBN: 9780198784210 019878421X
OCLC Number: 1016054018
Description: xiv, 220 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1. The value of ancient children --
2. The pre-born child --
3. Times of transition and stability --
4. When children die: the interplay between value and violence --
5. Once a child, always a child.
Responsibility: Shawn W. Flynn.

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This work examines recent developments in the study of the child in antiquity. By gathering data from the ancient Near East to delineate the stages of a child's life, Flynn depicts the role of  Read more...

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Children in Ancient Israel importantly opens a way forward for studying the "child's domestic-cultic value," * Sarah Gane Burton, Reading Religion *

 
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