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    DescriptionThe study of food in the Hebrew Bible and Syro-Palestinian archaeology has tended to focus on kosher dietary laws, the sacrificial system, and feasting only in elite contexts. More everyday ritual and practice - the preparation of food in the home - has been overlooked. 'Food in Ancient Judah' explores both the archaeological remains and ancient Near Eastern sources to see what they reveal about the domestic gastronomical daily life of ancient Judahites within the narratives of the Hebrew Bible. Beyond the findings, the methodology of the study is in itself innovative. Biblical passages that deal with domestic food preparation are translated and analyzed. Archaeological findings and relevant secondary resources are then applied to inform these passages. 'Food in Ancient Judah' reflects both the shift towards the study of everyday life in biblical studies and archaeology and the huge expansion of interest in food history. It will be of interest to scholars in all these fields.


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    Title
    Food in Ancient Judah
    Subtitle
    Domestic Cooking in the Time of the Hebrew Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Cynthia Shafer-Elliott
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 256
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 522 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908049735
    ISBN 10: 1908049731
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15440
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Libri: I-RF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAL
    BIC subject category V2: 3D
    DC22: 221.8/6413, 221.86413
    LC subject heading: ,
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAL
    DC23: 933
    LC classification: BS680.F6 S53 2013
    Ingram Theme: INDS/JEWSTD
    Thema V1.0: QRMF1, QRVC, NK, NHTB, QRA, NKD
    Edition statement
    New ed.
    Illustrations note
    20 figures
    Publisher
    Taylor & Francis Ltd
    Imprint name
    Equinox Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Sheffield
    Author Information
    Cynthia Shafer-Elliott is Assistant Professor of Hebrew Bible at William Jessup University, Rocklin, California.
    Review quote
    "Schafer-Elliott provides a helpful model of careful attention to the archaeology of homes and how the spaces are used in those homes." -- Stephen Reed, Jamestown College, Review of Biblical Literature "This innovative study offers new insights into the meanings behind cooking in the Hebrew Bible while also making an important contribution to the development of household archaeology in the southern Levant." - Jennie Ebeling, University of Evansville, USA
    Table of contents
    Introduction 1. The Ancient Household and its Food 2. Settlement Classification in Iron Age Judah 3. A Spatial Analysis of Iron II Judahite Settlements 4. Broader Perspectives: Art, Literature and Ethnography 5. Home Cooking in the Hebrew Bible 6. Conclusion: Mixing the Ingredients Together