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By Marcel Poorthuis, Joshua Schwartz

ISBN-10: 9004150528

ISBN-13: 9789004150522

A Holy humans investigates a number of the ways that Jews and Christians outline their spiritual id, humans or group, as being holy. retaining in brain that ancient reports can supply meals for notion relating to modern concerns, the examine bargains a wide number of essays, with regards to the biblical, patristic and medieval interval and particularly to the trendy interval. the most obvious query of many within the glossy international as to if the characteristic of the ‘holiness’ enables acknowledgement of genuine faith outdoors the personal spiritual neighborhood, merits a good resolution and well-documented learn: too simply the declare of holiness intertwines with claims of strength, no matter if through rivalling teams in the non secular neighborhood, by way of teams divided alongside gender strains, or at the point of territorial claims. will probably be of particular value to students and normal readers drawn to an interdisciplinary method of theology, rabbinics, background, political technology, and lots more and plenty extra.

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Although the notion ‘priesthood’ (flerãteuma) is found twice in this passage (2:5, 9), it is certainly not the main focus of this paraenetic passage. 2 The constitutive elements of the pericope are: l¤yow (‘stone’)— §klektÒw (‘elected’, ‘chosen’)—¶ntimow (‘of great worth’)—épodokimãzv— (‘to reject as unworthy’). Referring to Christ, who is metaphorically presented as ‘a living stone’ rejected by men, but elected by God, the audience in Asia Minor is urged to be ‘living stones’ themselves with which a spiritual house can be built up (2:4–5).

Malta, Kh. Rosh-Zayit and Tel Mador to be discussed below). In many of these sites not a single imported shard was discovered. , Mazar 1995, 114). 4 4 Though detailed statistics are not available, it is possible that imported pottery 22 avraham faust Notably, this reality stands in sharp contrast to sites in the Coastal Plain and the northern valleys, where imported pottery is much more abundant. Almost every excavated coastal site apparently yielded such pottery, from Rukeish in the south, through Ashkelon, Mesad Hashavyahu, Azor, Tel Mikhmoret, Tel Mevorakh, Dor, Shiqmona, Tell Abu Hawwam, Tell Keison, Acco, and Akhziv to Tyre in the north.

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