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Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation

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Who is Israel? Who were the priestly authors of the Pentateuch? This anthropological reading of the Bible, by a world-renowned scholar, starts by asking why the Book of Numbers lists the twelve tribes of Israel seven times. Mary Douglas argues that the editors, far from being a separate elite unconcerned with their congregation's troubles, cherished a political agenda, a religious protest against the government of Judah's exclusionary policies. The priestly theology depends on God's Covenant with all the descendants of ...

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Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation
2007, OUP Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199210640

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Jacob's Tears: The Priestly Work of Reconciliation
2005, Oxford University Press, USA, Oxford, England

ISBN-13: 9780199265237

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