By Saul M. Olyan

even though the connection of the Hebrew Bible and violence has been of curiosity to students in recent times, ritual violence in its numerous manifestations has been underexplored, as were the theoretical dimensions of formality violence. This quantity is meant to carry into reduction the whole diversity of violent rites represented within the Hebrew Bible, many hardly ever, if ever, thought of before.

The booklet seeks to discover what acts of formality violence may need entire socio-politically of their specific settings and the ways that engagement with concept from a number of disciplines can give a contribution to our figuring out of formality violence as a phenomenon. It comprises an creation and 8 essays. subject matters comprise cognitive views on iconoclasm, the instrumental dimensions of formality violence opposed to corpses, the ritual of killing towns ("urbicide"), royal rites of army loyalty, the ends entire by way of the violence opposed to Rechab and Baanah in 2 Samuel four, fabric dimensions of the herem and Rwanda genocide in comparison, the alternate of ladies between males and its violent dimensions, and Josiah's ritual attack on Bethel. Authors comprise Debra Scoggins Ballentine, T. M. Lemos, Mark Leuchter, Nathaniel B. Levtow, Susan Niditch, Saul M. Olyan, Rüdiger Schmitt, and Jacob L. Wright.

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