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Josiah's Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement: Israelite Rites of Violence and the Making of a Biblical Text

Lauren A. S. Monroe

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199774166
eISBN:
9780199897377
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774166.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The biblical account of the religious reforms of king Josiah is one of the most widely discussed texts in the Hebrew Bible. Scholars have long understood Josiah's destruction of Israelite cult ... More


A Law Book for the Diaspora: Revision in the Study of the Covenant Code

John Van Seters

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195153156
eISBN:
9780199834785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195153154.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The foundation for all scholarly study in biblical law is the shared assumption that the Covenant Code, as contained in Exodus 20:23–23:33, is the oldest code of laws in the Hebrew Bible and that all ... More


The Sacrificial Process of Ancient Israel

Jonathan Klawans

in Purity, Sacrifice, and the Temple: Symbolism and Supersessionism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2007
ISBN:
9780195162639
eISBN:
9780199785254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162639.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the biblical sacrificial process, including purity rites, as recorded especially in the priestly tradition and the Holiness Code. It argues against placing the priestly ... More


Priestly Rites of Elimination and the Holiness Core of 2 Kings 23:4–20

Lauren A. S. Monroe

in Josiah's Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement: Israelite Rites of Violence and the Making of a Biblical Text

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199774166
eISBN:
9780199897377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199774166.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter first examines unique parallels between 2 Kgs 23 and priestly, apotropaic ritual texts. It then identifies language and interests in 2 Kgs 23 found elsewhere in the Bible only in the ... More


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