9780227680216

Dust or Dew No. 49 : Immortality in the Ancient near East and in Psalm 49

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    9780227680216

  • ISBN10:

    0227680219

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2012-06-12
  • Publisher: David Brown Book Co
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Summary

Dust or Dew addresses the question of Israel's unique contribution to beliefs about afterlife in the Ancient Near East as hinted at in Psalm 49. Dust or Dew shows which other readings, from the literature of both ancient Israel and its neighbours, enriches our understanding not only of the psalm and but also of Israel's developing concepts of sheol and redemption For The righteous.

Author Biography

Janet Smith is a former geologic draftsperson and illustrator. She holds a PhD in Hebrew Bible from Union Institute University.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
List of Abbreviationsp. xv
Introductionp. 1
A Review of Literature on the Afterlifep. 15
Who Were the Korahites?p. 54
A Pilgrimage through the Korahite Psalterp. 82
Psalm 49: A Translation and Commentaryp. 107
The Grim Afterlife of the Ancient Near Eastp. 142
The Path of Death or Life in the Hebrew Biblep. 190
Conclusionp. 238
Bibliographyp. 243
Index of Ancient Documentsp. 253
Index of Authorsp. 267
Index of Foreign Gods and Goddessesp. 270
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