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Children in the Bible and the Ancient World - Comparative and Historical Methods in Reading Ancient Children (Hardcover) Loot Price: R2,524
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Children in the Bible and the Ancient World - Comparative and Historical Methods in Reading Ancient Children (Hardcover): Shawn...

Children in the Bible and the Ancient World - Comparative and Historical Methods in Reading Ancient Children (Hardcover)

Shawn W. Flynn

Series: Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

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The topic of children in the Bible has long been under-represented, but this has recently changed with the development of childhood studies in broader fields, and the work of several dedicated scholars. While many reading methods are employed in this emerging field, comparative work with children in the ancient world has been an important tool to understand the function of children in biblical texts. Children in the Bible and the Ancient World broadly introduces children in the ancient world, and specifically children in the Bible. It brings together an international group of experts who help readers understand how children are constructed in biblical literature across three broad areas: children in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East, children in Christian writings and the Greco-Roman world, and children and materiality. The diverse essays cover topics such as: vows in Ugarit and the Hebrew Bible, obstetric knowledge, infant abandonment, the role of marriage, Greek abandonment texts, ritual entry for children into Christian communities, education, sexual abuse, and the role of archeological figurines in children's lives. The volume also includes expertise in biological anthropology to study the skeletal remains of ancient children, as well as how ancient texts illuminate Mary's female maturity. The volume is written in an accessible style suitable for non-specialists, and it is equipped with a helpful resource bibliography that organizes select secondary sources from these essays into meaningful categories for further study. Children in the Bible and the Ancient World is a helpful introduction to any who study children and childhood in the ancient world. In addition, the volume will be of interest to experts who are engaged in historical approaches to biblical studies, while appreciating how the ancient world continues to illuminate select topics in biblical texts.

General

Imprint: Routledge
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Series: Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East
Release date: April 2019
First published: 2019
Editors: Shawn W. Flynn
Dimensions: 235 x 159 x 18mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 226
ISBN-13: 978-1-138-54376-8
Categories: Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > Archaeology
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Humanities > History > World history
Books > Humanities > Archaeology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities
Books > Humanities > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > History of religion
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Age groups
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > Age groups > Children
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament > General
Books > History > World history
Books > History > World history > BCE to 500 CE
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > History of religion
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > The Bible
Books > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
LSN: 1-138-54376-4
Barcode: 9781138543768

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