Three Biblical Altar Laws: Developments in the Sacrificial Cult in Practice and Theology: Political and Economic Background

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Introduction 1
1 The Relationship between the Altar Laws in Exod. 20 and Deut. 27 14
2 Comparison and Contrast between the Two Pericopes with respect to their Mythological Vision and Historical Setting 88
3 The Correlation between Deut. 27: 5-6 and I Kings 5:31-32, 6:7 and 7:9-11 142
4 Archeological Evidence 153
5 The Bronze Altar: Exod. 27: 1-8 171
6 Excursus: Exod. 27: 2:[actual symbol not reproducible] "Make Its Horns at Each of the Four Corners. [Exod. 27:2]." 207
7 The Bronze Altar - Real or Fictional? 233
8 Josiah's Reform 282
9 Developments in the Sacrificial Cult in Practice and Theology 321
10 Conclusion 391
App. I I Kings 6: 17-22: A Comparison Between the MT and LXX Texts 402
App. II The Hermeneutical Method of Ezra and Nehemiah with Respect to Labour Restrictions on Sabbath and the Prohibition Against Intermarriage 407
App. III The Priesthood of Jehoiada 412
Bibliography 418
Citations Index 431
Subject Index 457
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