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Author Hachlili, Rachel.

Title Jewish funerary customs, practices and rites in the Second Temple period / by Rachel Hachlili
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2005
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Description 1 online resource (xl, 588 pages) : illustrations, maps, plates
Series Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism, 1384-2161 ; v. 94
Supplements to the Journal for the study of Judaism ; v. 94. 1384-2161
Contents Foreword; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Terminology; Glossary; Chapter One: Cemeteries; Chapter Two: Architecture of Rock-cut Tombs; Chapter Three: Interment Receptacles; Chapter Four: Funerary Art; Chapter Five: Inscriptions; Chapter Six: Family Tombs; Chapter Seven: Women; Chapter Eight: The NEFESH; Chapter Nine: Workshops and Craftsmen; Chapter Ten: Grave Goods; Chapter Eleven: Funerary Customs and Rites; Chapter Twelve: Chronology and Conclusions; Appendix: Anthropological Notes and Tables; Abbreviations; Bibliography; Index of Subjects; Index of Sources
Summary This publication outlines the material preserved in the ancient Jewish cemeteries in the Land of Israel and provides a comprehensive and instructive study of Jewish funerary customs, practices, and rituals relating to death, burial and mourning, as well as addressing the meaning of Jewish funerary art and tradition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 545-571) and indexes
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Subject Burial -- Palestine.
Dead -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Palestine.
Jewish mourning customs.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D.
Tombs -- Palestine.
Palestine -- Antiquities.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1433706407
9047404157 (electronic bk.)
9789047404156 (electronic bk.)