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Archaeology and Folk or Family Religion in Ancient Israel

Lycoming College, Williamsport, PA 17701, USA
Religions 2019, 10(12), 667; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10120667
Received: 14 November 2019 / Accepted: 26 November 2019 / Published: 12 December 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Archaeology and Ancient Israelite Religion)
This article will summarize and interpret archaeological data that may be used to illuminate the religion of ancient Israel, ca. 1200–600 BCE, while using a phenomenal approach. The resultant portrait will be compared with one drawn from the texts of the Hebrew Bible, which suggests both convergences and significant differences. The conclusion will emphasize that archaeology does best in providing a real-life context for both artifact and texts. However, it is mostly limited to religious practice, rather than belief. View Full-Text
Keywords: ancient Israel; Israelite religion; folk religion; family religion ancient Israel; Israelite religion; folk religion; family religion
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Dever, W.G. Archaeology and Folk or Family Religion in Ancient Israel. Religions 2019, 10, 667.

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