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The meaning of "bāmâ" in the Old Testament : a study of etymological, textual and archaeological evidence

Author: Patrick H Vaughan
Publisher: London ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1974.
Series: Monograph series (Society for Old Testament Study), 3.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This monograph is a study of the Hebrew word bama, which is used frequently in the Old Testament to describe cultic sites and has commonly been translated 'high place'. The word however occurs in a  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrick H Vaughan
ISBN: 0521204259 9780521204255
OCLC Number: 1119354
Description: xiv, 90 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
I. The derivation of the word "bāmâ" --
Ugaritic "bmt" --
Akkadian "bamtu" --
Akkadian "bamâtu" --
The apparent meanings of "bāmâ" in the Old Testament --
Earlier forms of "bāmâ" --
Semantic development --
Albright's further observations --
II. The Old Testament evidence on the nature of bamoth --
The location and construction of bamoth --
The rites at or on bamoth --
The LXX translations of "bāmâ" --
The geographical distribution of bamoth --
III. Archaeological evidence on the nature of bamoth --
A misidentification --
Type I bamoth --
Type II bamoth --
Platforms as bases to alters --
Literary evidence for Type II bamoth --
Summary of conclusions.
Series Title: Monograph series (Society for Old Testament Study), 3.
Responsibility: Patrick H. Vaughan.
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