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Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel: Prophet, Priest, Sage and People
Chalmers, Aaron

Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 2012 pp. 158. $30.00



Description: Aaron Chalmers gives students a unique introduction to the religious and social world of ancient Israel. The first part explores the major religious offices mentioned in the Old Testament, including prophets, priests, sages and kings. As well as considering what these key people said and did, the author traces the process through which one became recognized as a prophet, priest or sage, and where each of these offices were located in ancient Israel. The second part of the book focuses on the beliefs and practices of the common people--the group that made up the majority of ancient Israels population.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Israel

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Review by Thomas Wagner
Published 1/16/2015
Citation: Thomas Wagner, review of Aaron Chalmers, Exploring the Religion of Ancient Israel: Prophet, Priest, Sage and People, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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