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Published: 10 May 2018

312 Pages


ISBN: 9780190844738

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A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible

Matthew Suriano

  • Reinterprets of death in the Hebrew as a dynamic process that can continue after burial rather than a static event
  • Suggests the tomb represented a positive image of postmortem existence, and a constructive ideal of the afterlife
  • Compares Hebrew funerary inscriptions from the Iron Age with motifs found in biblical literature
  • Integrates the archaeological analysis of Iron Age mortuary remains from Judah with the interpretation of death in the Hebrew Bible