Every Living Thing: Daily Use of Animals in Ancient Israel

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Using information from the Bible, ancient Near Eastern documents, anthropology, and archaeology, Oded Borowski synthesizes what we know about the use of animals in Bible times for food, clothing, transportation, and even cultic practices. This comprehensive catalog of animals and their uses is a convenient desk resource for any reader - whether Biblical scholar, archaeology student, or layperson.
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Society For Archaeological Sciences Bulletin
A well-written account of the role of animals in ancient Israel provides enough examples of the compexity of human/animal relationships to make it of general interest to all zooarchaeologists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761989196
  • Publisher: AltaMira Press
  • Publication date: 4/19/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.78 (w) x 9.12 (h) x 0.73 (d)

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Emory University

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations 9
About the Author 11
Preface and Acknowledgments 13
Introduction 17
Ch. 1 The Story of Animals 23
Ch. 2 Ruminants 39
Ch. 3 Draft and Pack Animals 87
Ch. 4 Other Domestic Animals 133
Ch. 5 The Birds and the Bees 149
Ch. 6 Water Fauna 167
Ch. 7 Wild Animals 185
Ch. 8 Animals in the Cult of Ancient Israel 211
Ch. 9 The Place of Animals in the Daily Economy 231
References Cited 237
Indices 259
Credits 295
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