Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 January 2021

336 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197543276

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Evolution of a Taboo

Pigs and People in the Ancient Near East

Max D. Price

  • Presents a nuanced theory of the pig taboo in Judaism
  • First archaeologically-informed history of the pig in the Near East
  • Combines zooarchaeology and textual data to examine the evolving relations between humans and suids

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