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Drought, famine, plague and pestilence : ancient Israel's understandings of and responses to natural catastrophes / Warren C. Robertson.

Author/Creator:
Robertson, Warren.
Publication:
Piscataway, NJ : Gorgias Press, 2010.
Series:
Gorgias dissertations. Biblical studies ; v. 45.
Gorgias dissertations in Biblical studies ; 45
Format/Description:
Book
xiii, 196 p. ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Natural disasters -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Punishment -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Providence and government of God -- Judaism.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Bible. O.T.. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Contents:
Chapter one: Introduction
Thesis and purpose of this study
Definitions of terms
Methodology and presuppositions
Why study understandings of and responses to natural catastrophes?
A brief survey of related studies
Specific studies
Outline of this study
Chapter two: Natural catastrophes in the ancient Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds
Chapter three: Social theory: Doxa, crisis and cognitive dissonance
The Durkheimian tradition
Pierre Bourdieu and Doxa
Leon Festinger and cognitive dissonance
Chapter four: Understandings of and responses to natural catastrophe among peoples of the ancient Near East/ancient Israel
Treaty curse tradition
The flood tradition
Exodus 32:1-35
Numbers 16
1 Samuel 4:1b-7:1
2 Samuel 24:1-24
Prophets
Discussion
Summary
Chapter five: Practical and ritualistic responses to natural catastrophes among peoples of the ancient Near East, including ancient Israel
Practical responses
Ritualistic responses
Chapter six: Summary and conclusions
Appendix A. The late Israelite/Judean monarchy: an era of cumulative trauma
Appendix B. Durkheimian social theory in Old Testament study and recent sociology
Appendix C. Curses from ancient Near Eastern texts.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Benjamin Franklin Library Fund.
Contributor:
Benjamin Franklin Library Fund.
ISBN:
1593336497
9781593336493
Publisher no.:
99938748944
Web link:
The Benjamin Franklin Library Fund Home Page
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