Development of Incense Cult in Israel (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift fur die alttestamentiliche Wissenschaft Series)

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Gary A. Anderson
...Heger engages in a spirited dialogue with the recent work of Menahem Haran.... The overall thesis of the book is Wellhausian. The centralization of the cult under Josiah was the first step toward the disenfranchisement of the religion of the common person. When the locus of cultic activity was restricted to one temple in the city of Jerusalem, the sacerdotal power of the priesthood rose exponentially.
Society of Biblical Literature
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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The Association Between [actual symbol not reproducible] and Incense 24
2 Biblical Incense Rituals (Part I): Haran's Classification 48
3 Biblical Incense Rituals (Part II): Analysis of Biblical Texts 97
4 The Development of the Incense Cult (Part I) 145
5 Significance of the Incense Celebration in the Second Temple Period 172
6 The Development of the Incense Cult (Part II) 191
7 Conclusion 253
Appendix I 271
Appendix II 273
Appendix III 277
Appendix IV 280
Appendix V 282
Citation Index 287
Subject Index 303
Bibliography 307
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