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The sacred executioner : human sacrifice and the legacy of guilt

Author: Hyam Maccoby
Publisher: [London] : Thames and Hudson, ©1982.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A study of myths linked to the ancient ritual practice of human sacrifice, and especially to the position in that ritual of the person who actually performs the sacrifice on behalf of the community. In regard to antisemitism, see ch. 11 (p. 134-146), "The Role of the Jews in the New Testament"; ch. 12 (p. 147-162); and ch. 13 (p. 163-175), "The Sacred Executioner in the Modern World" (this chapter focuses on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Mythology
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hyam Maccoby
ISBN: 0500012814 9780500012819
OCLC Number: 10073283
Description: 208 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Hyam Maccoby.

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A study of myths linked to the ancient ritual practice of human sacrifice, and especially to the position in that ritual of the person who actually performs the sacrifice on behalf of the community. In regard to antisemitism, see ch. 11 (p. 134-146), "The Role of the Jews in the New Testament"; ch. 12 (p. 147-162); and ch. 13 (p. 163-175), "The Sacred Executioner in the Modern World" (this chapter focuses on antisemitic stereotypes of the Jew, including the Jew as usurer, the legend of the Wandering Jew, the Jew as Antichrist).

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