By John Bodel,Saul M. Olyan

the 1st booklet to discover the spiritual dimensions of the kinfolk and the loved ones in historic Mediterranean and West Asian antiquity.

  • Advances our realizing of family and familial faith, rather than state-sponsored or civic temple cults
  • Reconstructs family and relations non secular practices in Egypt, Greece, Rome, Israel, Mesopotamia, Ugarit, Emar, and Philistia
  • Explores many loved ones rituals, equivalent to delivering for ancestral spirits, and petitioning of a household's buyer deities or of spirits linked to the home itself
  • Examines lifecycle rituals – from being pregnant and beginning to adulthood, previous age, loss of life, and beyond
  • Looks at spiritual practices in relation to the family either in the domestic itself and different areas, equivalent to at extramural tombs and native sanctuaries

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