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Religion at Kuntillet ʿAjrud

Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
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Religions 2019, 10(3), 211; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030211
Received: 31 January 2019 / Revised: 12 March 2019 / Accepted: 13 March 2019 / Published: 19 March 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Archaeology and Ancient Israelite Religion)
The discovery of early Hebrew inscriptions at the site of Kuntillet ʿAjrud has generated considerable discussion among scholars over the past few decades. The fact that the inscriptions contain explicitly religious themes led some to conclude that the site had a cultic function. In the present article, we challenge this assumption and argue that the inscriptions with religious themes are embedded in daily life as religion converges with scribal curriculum in ancient Israel. The inscriptions provide insights into conceptions of the Israelite pantheon, divine theophany, and theomachy in early Israelian religious ideology. View Full-Text
Keywords: Kuntillet ʿAjrud; theomachy; theophany; blessings; religion; Hebrew inscriptions; scribal curriculum Kuntillet ʿAjrud; theomachy; theophany; blessings; religion; Hebrew inscriptions; scribal curriculum
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Smoak, J.; Schniedewind, W. Religion at Kuntillet ʿAjrud. Religions 2019, 10, 211. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030211

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Smoak J, Schniedewind W. Religion at Kuntillet ʿAjrud. Religions. 2019; 10(3):211. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030211

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Smoak, Jeremy, and William Schniedewind. 2019. "Religion at Kuntillet ʿAjrud" Religions 10, no. 3: 211. https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10030211

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