Dust or Dew: Immortality in the Ancient Near East and in Psalm 49

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Dust or Dew addresses the question of Israel's unique contribution to beliefs about afterlife in the Ancient Near East as hinted at in Psalm 49. Dust or Dew shows which other readings, from the literature of both ancient Israel and its neighbours, enriches our understanding not only of the psalm but also of Israel's developing concepts of sheol and redemption for the righteous.
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Overview

Dust or Dew addresses the question of Israel's unique contribution to beliefs about afterlife in the Ancient Near East as hinted at in Psalm 49. Dust or Dew shows which other readings, from the literature of both ancient Israel and its neighbours, enriches our understanding not only of the psalm but also of Israel's developing concepts of sheol and redemption for the righteous.
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Editorial Reviews

Reviews in Religion & Theology - Lindsey Arielle Askin
Dust or Dew presents a much-needed comparison of Psalm 49 and its afterlife themes with Ancient Near Eastern and Egyptian beliefs about the afterlife.”
“Smith has accomplished a great deal of work and made many timely connections between the beliefs of Israel and her neighbors.
Review of Biblical Literature - Ilaria L.E. Ramelli
This interesting book […] offers new insights into the somewhat elusive theology and eschatology of Ps 49. […] this careful, comparative investigation is of high interest and suggests new paths of inquiry, especially with regard to the relation between Hebrew notions of afterlife retribution and Zoroastrianism.
Journal of Theological Studies - Sue Gillingham
‘[J. Smith] has achieved an impressive breadth of reading […] She has initiated an important work on an important topic.’
Catholic Biblical Quarterly - Davida H. Charney
‘In her free-ranging treatment of conceptions of death and the afterlife in Israel and the ancient Near East, S. pulls together a wide variety of sources.’
Theological Book Review
... an original examination of how Psalm 49, when read in the context of the literature of the Ancient Middle East, reveals new insights into the development of Hebrew concepts of the afterlife.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780227680216
  • Publisher: James Clarke Company, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Pages: 286
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

List of Abbreviations xv

1 Introduction 1

2 A Review of Literature on the Afterlife 15

3 Who Were the Korahites? 54

4 A Pilgrimage through the Korahite Psalter 82

5 Psalm 49: A Translation and Commentary 107

6 The Grim Afterlife of the Ancient Near East 142

7 The Path of Death or Life in the Hebrew Bible 190

8 Conclusion 238

Bibliography 243

Index of Ancient Documents 253

Index of Authors 267

Index of Foreign Gods and Goddesses 270

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