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Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts
Kelle, Brad E., Frank Ritchel Ames and Jacob L. Wright, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2014 pp. xii + 308. $38.95

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Description: Contributors investigate what constituted a symbol in war, what rituals were performed and their purpose, how symbols and rituals functioned in and between wars and battles, what effects symbols and rituals had on insiders and outsiders, what ways symbols and rituals functioned as instruments of war, and what roles rituals and symbols played in the production and use of texts.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Ancient Near East, Greco-Roman Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Social-Scientific Approaches, Sociology, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by William L. Lyons
Published 7/9/2015
Citation: William L. Lyons, review of Brad E. Kelle, Frank Ritchel Ames, and Jacob L. Wright, eds., Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by Kyle H. Keimer
Published 7/9/2015
Citation: Kyle H. Keimer, review of Brad E. Kelle, Frank Ritchel Ames, and Jacob L. Wright, eds., Warfare, Ritual, and Symbol in Biblical and Modern Contexts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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