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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E., Norman K. Gottwald

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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E.
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The tribes of Yahweh
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a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E.
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Norman K. Gottwald
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Gottwald, Norman K.
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  • Twelve tribes of Israel
  • Sociology, Biblical
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  • Marxist criticism
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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E., Norman K. Gottwald
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  • I. Biblical history and biblical sociology : 1. Obstacles to a comprehensive understanding of early Israel : The problem of sources ; The scandal of sociological method -- 2. Complementarity of humanistic and sociological studies of early Israel -- 3. Aims and methods: overview of contents
  • II. The historical starting point and a source compendium : 4. Evaluating the historical sources: temporal distance and cultic-ideological roots -- 5. The historical subject: Israel in Canaan 1250-1000BC : Patriarchal episodes ; Moses and the Moses group of Yahwists ; The united monarchy -- 6. Compendium of historical sources : Blessings, songs, and fable ; Centralized conquest narratives ; Localized settlement annals ; Inventory of defeated kings ; Inventory of tribal heads and military consensus ; Narratives of military "judges" ; Narratives of military virtuosi ; Narrative of an upstart "king" ; Notations about nonmilitary "judges" ; Narrative of a tribal relocation ; Narratives of intertribal sanction of an offending tribe ; Narratives of Israel's pre-Davidic wars with the Philistines ; Narratives of relations between Israel and indigenous populations ; Pastoral "idylls" ; Territorial, boundary, and city lists ; Theophanic and covenant laws ; Apodictic and casuistic laws
  • III. The cultic-ideological framework of the sources : 7. A preliminary view -- 8. Israelite religious concepts as "ideology" -- 9. Israelite religious practices as "cult" -- 10. Anatomy of the "historical" traditions : Structural elements of the traditions ; Sequential articulation of the traditions -- 11. Tradition formation as sociohistorical symbolization -- 12. Cultic actions and cultic traditions: Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes : Separation of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Cultic location of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Sinai themes: theophany; covenant; law ; Cultic location of Sinai themes -- 13. Cultic modalities and narrative themes: substructure and superstructure : Socio-cultic matrix of all themes ; Historical themes emerge from the cult ; Sinai themes emerge from the cult -- 14. Uncentralized traditions resistant to basic themes : Tribal blessings ; Hymns or songs of triumph ; Stories of judges: the terminus of the centralized traditions
  • IV. The tradition history and composition of the books of Joshua and Judges : 15. Overview of sources: Joshua and Judges : Contents of the book of Joshua ; Contents of the book of Judges -- 16. Deuteronomic history and the old basic themes : The Deuteronomic version of Israel's early history ; Deuteronomic adaptation to the moratorium on new basic themes ; A watershed between Joshua and Judges -- 17. Pre-Deuteronomic sources in Joshua and Judges : Joshua 1-12 ; Joshua 13-19 ; Judges 1-2:5 -- 18. Sociohistoric sketch of major tradition types ; Centralized conquest stories ; Localized settlement annals ; Land allotment traditions ; Localized stories of victories by Judges
  • V. Models of the Israelite settlement in Canaan : 19. A preliminary view -- 20. The conquest model -- 21. The immigration model -- 22. The revolt model -- 23. Models of the settlement and models of the social system -- 24. Socio-structural analysis and comparison: prospect of parts 6-9
  • VI. Models of the social structure: All Israel; tribes; protection associations; extended families : 25. A preliminary view -- 26. The comprehensive social entity : Israel, Israelites ; People, the people ; Congregation, assembly ; The tribes of Israel -- 27. Primary subdivisions of the social structure : Shevet/matteh, or Tribe ; People, house, or Tribe ; Mishpahah, or Tribe ; Shevet, or a Tribal subdivision? ; Shevet as a territorial and organizational unit -- 28. Secondary subdivisions of the social structure ; Mishpahah, or protective association of families ; Size of the Mishpahah ; Eleph, or Mishpahah in arms ; Nonmilitary uses of Eleph ; Eleph and Revavah in archaic poetry ; Religious functions of the Mishpahah or Eleph ; Ammin and Pelaggoth, or Tribal subdivisions? -- 29. Tertiary subdivisions of the social structure : Bayith/Bethav, or extended family ; Beth-av as metaphor for Mishpahah ; Beth-av as metaphor for Shevet or Matteh ; Residency patterns and economy of the Bayith or Beth-av -- 30. Israelite tribalism: anthropological and sociological commentary : What is a tribe? ; Cross-cutting associations: the exogamous clan ; Did Israel possess the Exogamous clan? ; Mishpahah or Eleph as a clan equivalent ; Other cross-cutting associations in Israelite tribes ; Israelite tribal segmentation and diffusion of political functions ; The historical peculiarity of Israelite tribalism ; The formation of Israelite tribal structure: bottom-up vs. top-down models ; Pseudo-genealogies as political and cultural ideology
  • VII. Models of the social structure: all Israel, amphictyony or confederacy? : 31. The prevailing amphictyonic model: critique and rebuttal : Central shrine ; Amphictyonic council ; Twelve amhictyonic members ; Limited merit of the model -- 32. An alternative explanation of the twelve tribe system : alleged normativeness of twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi omitted: twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi included: weakened functions of the twelve tribe system after Solomon's administrative reorganization ; Summary and synthesis -- 33. Greek amphictyony and Israelite confederacy: structural-functional and sociohistorical comparisons : Structural levels and scope of the entities compared ; Organizational zones of the entities compared ; Diachronic-comparative social structure sociology of religion vs. biblical theology, parts 8-9
  • VIII. Comparative social systems and economic modes: the sociohistoric matrices of liberated Israel : 34. A preliminary view -- 35. Egyptian imperialism and Canaanite feudalism: the Amarna age interlock : Hyksos and Canaanite feudalism ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: temporal and territorial horizons ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: internal dynamics ; Alleged apiru revolt against Egyptian-Canaanite dominion -- 36. The apiru adaptation in Amarna Canaan -- 37. Philistines as heirs of Egyptian-Canaanite dominion : Philistine dominion in Canaan ; The Philistine challenge to early Israel ; Philistine-Israelite-Canaanite triangular relations -- 38. Ammon, Moab, and Edom: societal problematics -- 39. The pastoral nomadic model for early Israel: critique and radical revision : Regnant theory of Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Pastoral nomadism in the Ancient Near East ; Evidence for early Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Summary and prospect: pastoral nomadism as a minor socioeconomic component in Israelite tribalism -- 40. Socioeconomic morphemes in Canaan: coexistence and opposition : Complementary morphemes: agriculture and transhumant pastoralism ; Antagonistic morphemes: urban statism and rural tribalism -- 41. Post-Amarna antistatist social sector: convergence and fragmentation : Toward an antistatist coalition: lines of convergence ; Inhibited coalition-building: fragmented group interests ; Inhibited position of the depressed peasant majority ; Summary and synthesis
  • IX. A new egalitarian Canaanite society: liberated Israel vis-à-vis indigenous peoples : 42. Revolutionary Israel: an expanded coalition of antistatist social sectors -- 43. The path through Elohistic Israel to Yahwistic Israel -- 44. Canaanite belligerents vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Alleged enemies of Israel: Canaan or Canaanites and other terms ; Actual enemies of Israel in early poetry and related texts -- 45. Canaanite converts, neutrals, and allies vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Conversion: the local populace becomes Israel ; Neutrality: The local populace remains outside Israel ; Alliance: the local populace enters protective treaty relations with Israel ; Summary and implication: status of non-Israelite cities in the Israelite highlands -- 46. The Israelite countryside: heartland of the Yahwistic socioeconomic revolution
  • X. The religion of the new egalitarian society: idealist, structural-functional, and historical cultural-materialist modes : 47. A preliminary view -- 48. Religious idealism: Yahwism as an autonomous self-generative faith : Israelite religion severed from Israelite society ; Israelite society derived from Israelite religion ; Social influences on nonessential features of Israelite religion -- 49. Structural functionalism: mutual reinforcement of Yahwism and social egalitarianism : Structural-functional societal models ; Mono-Yahwism as the function of Sociopolitical equality ; Sociopolitical equality as the function of Mono-Yahwism -- 50. Historical cultural materialism: Yahwism as the symbolization of egalitarian social struggle : Durkheim: collective representations ; Weber: elective affinity and co-determination ; Marx: lawfully interacting and evolving inter-human totalities ; Priority of cultural-material conditions and social struggle: Yahwism as a societal feedback servomechanism -- 51. A program of historical cultural-material research into early Israel : An economic and cultural-material inventory ; Historico-territorial and topological studies ; Biblical archaeology and the new archaeology ; Population size and distribution ; Technology factors: Iron and waterproof plaster, terracing and irrigation systems ; The socioeconomic shift from Amarna to Israelite Canaan: a provisional historical cultural-material hypothesis
  • XI. Biblical theology or biblical sociology? : 52. On affirming and defining the uniqueness of Israel : Biblical theology: an attempt to mediate the clash between historical and theological methods ; The common theology of the Ancient Near East ; Common Ancient Near Eastern concepts of divine action in history -- 53. Common high God paradigms: Ancient Near Eastern and early Israelite -- 54. Differentiated high God paradigms: the early Israelite mountains -- 55. Socioeconomic demythologization of Israelite Yahwism -- 56. The key to Israel's religion: Idealism or historical cultural materialism? : Yahwism as the symbolic expression of the Israelite socioeconomic revolution ; Israel's election: socioreligious actualities vs. theological puzzles ; On being religious: in ancient Israel and in the present social and intellectual climate ; Contribution toward social change: the criterion of religious symbols and organizations
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4503604
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26 cm
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xxv, 916 pages
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9780883444993
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78024333
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The tribes of Yahweh : a sociology of the religion of liberated Israel, 1250-1050 B.C.E., Norman K. Gottwald
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Bibliography note
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Contents
  • I. Biblical history and biblical sociology : 1. Obstacles to a comprehensive understanding of early Israel : The problem of sources ; The scandal of sociological method -- 2. Complementarity of humanistic and sociological studies of early Israel -- 3. Aims and methods: overview of contents
  • II. The historical starting point and a source compendium : 4. Evaluating the historical sources: temporal distance and cultic-ideological roots -- 5. The historical subject: Israel in Canaan 1250-1000BC : Patriarchal episodes ; Moses and the Moses group of Yahwists ; The united monarchy -- 6. Compendium of historical sources : Blessings, songs, and fable ; Centralized conquest narratives ; Localized settlement annals ; Inventory of defeated kings ; Inventory of tribal heads and military consensus ; Narratives of military "judges" ; Narratives of military virtuosi ; Narrative of an upstart "king" ; Notations about nonmilitary "judges" ; Narrative of a tribal relocation ; Narratives of intertribal sanction of an offending tribe ; Narratives of Israel's pre-Davidic wars with the Philistines ; Narratives of relations between Israel and indigenous populations ; Pastoral "idylls" ; Territorial, boundary, and city lists ; Theophanic and covenant laws ; Apodictic and casuistic laws
  • III. The cultic-ideological framework of the sources : 7. A preliminary view -- 8. Israelite religious concepts as "ideology" -- 9. Israelite religious practices as "cult" -- 10. Anatomy of the "historical" traditions : Structural elements of the traditions ; Sequential articulation of the traditions -- 11. Tradition formation as sociohistorical symbolization -- 12. Cultic actions and cultic traditions: Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes : Separation of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Cultic location of Exodus-settlement and Sinai themes ; Sinai themes: theophany; covenant; law ; Cultic location of Sinai themes -- 13. Cultic modalities and narrative themes: substructure and superstructure : Socio-cultic matrix of all themes ; Historical themes emerge from the cult ; Sinai themes emerge from the cult -- 14. Uncentralized traditions resistant to basic themes : Tribal blessings ; Hymns or songs of triumph ; Stories of judges: the terminus of the centralized traditions
  • IV. The tradition history and composition of the books of Joshua and Judges : 15. Overview of sources: Joshua and Judges : Contents of the book of Joshua ; Contents of the book of Judges -- 16. Deuteronomic history and the old basic themes : The Deuteronomic version of Israel's early history ; Deuteronomic adaptation to the moratorium on new basic themes ; A watershed between Joshua and Judges -- 17. Pre-Deuteronomic sources in Joshua and Judges : Joshua 1-12 ; Joshua 13-19 ; Judges 1-2:5 -- 18. Sociohistoric sketch of major tradition types ; Centralized conquest stories ; Localized settlement annals ; Land allotment traditions ; Localized stories of victories by Judges
  • V. Models of the Israelite settlement in Canaan : 19. A preliminary view -- 20. The conquest model -- 21. The immigration model -- 22. The revolt model -- 23. Models of the settlement and models of the social system -- 24. Socio-structural analysis and comparison: prospect of parts 6-9
  • VI. Models of the social structure: All Israel; tribes; protection associations; extended families : 25. A preliminary view -- 26. The comprehensive social entity : Israel, Israelites ; People, the people ; Congregation, assembly ; The tribes of Israel -- 27. Primary subdivisions of the social structure : Shevet/matteh, or Tribe ; People, house, or Tribe ; Mishpahah, or Tribe ; Shevet, or a Tribal subdivision? ; Shevet as a territorial and organizational unit -- 28. Secondary subdivisions of the social structure ; Mishpahah, or protective association of families ; Size of the Mishpahah ; Eleph, or Mishpahah in arms ; Nonmilitary uses of Eleph ; Eleph and Revavah in archaic poetry ; Religious functions of the Mishpahah or Eleph ; Ammin and Pelaggoth, or Tribal subdivisions? -- 29. Tertiary subdivisions of the social structure : Bayith/Bethav, or extended family ; Beth-av as metaphor for Mishpahah ; Beth-av as metaphor for Shevet or Matteh ; Residency patterns and economy of the Bayith or Beth-av -- 30. Israelite tribalism: anthropological and sociological commentary : What is a tribe? ; Cross-cutting associations: the exogamous clan ; Did Israel possess the Exogamous clan? ; Mishpahah or Eleph as a clan equivalent ; Other cross-cutting associations in Israelite tribes ; Israelite tribal segmentation and diffusion of political functions ; The historical peculiarity of Israelite tribalism ; The formation of Israelite tribal structure: bottom-up vs. top-down models ; Pseudo-genealogies as political and cultural ideology
  • VII. Models of the social structure: all Israel, amphictyony or confederacy? : 31. The prevailing amphictyonic model: critique and rebuttal : Central shrine ; Amphictyonic council ; Twelve amhictyonic members ; Limited merit of the model -- 32. An alternative explanation of the twelve tribe system : alleged normativeness of twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi omitted: twelve tribes before the monarchy ; Levi included: weakened functions of the twelve tribe system after Solomon's administrative reorganization ; Summary and synthesis -- 33. Greek amphictyony and Israelite confederacy: structural-functional and sociohistorical comparisons : Structural levels and scope of the entities compared ; Organizational zones of the entities compared ; Diachronic-comparative social structure sociology of religion vs. biblical theology, parts 8-9
  • VIII. Comparative social systems and economic modes: the sociohistoric matrices of liberated Israel : 34. A preliminary view -- 35. Egyptian imperialism and Canaanite feudalism: the Amarna age interlock : Hyksos and Canaanite feudalism ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: temporal and territorial horizons ; Egyptian-Canaanite dominion: internal dynamics ; Alleged apiru revolt against Egyptian-Canaanite dominion -- 36. The apiru adaptation in Amarna Canaan -- 37. Philistines as heirs of Egyptian-Canaanite dominion : Philistine dominion in Canaan ; The Philistine challenge to early Israel ; Philistine-Israelite-Canaanite triangular relations -- 38. Ammon, Moab, and Edom: societal problematics -- 39. The pastoral nomadic model for early Israel: critique and radical revision : Regnant theory of Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Pastoral nomadism in the Ancient Near East ; Evidence for early Israelite pastoral nomadism ; Summary and prospect: pastoral nomadism as a minor socioeconomic component in Israelite tribalism -- 40. Socioeconomic morphemes in Canaan: coexistence and opposition : Complementary morphemes: agriculture and transhumant pastoralism ; Antagonistic morphemes: urban statism and rural tribalism -- 41. Post-Amarna antistatist social sector: convergence and fragmentation : Toward an antistatist coalition: lines of convergence ; Inhibited coalition-building: fragmented group interests ; Inhibited position of the depressed peasant majority ; Summary and synthesis
  • IX. A new egalitarian Canaanite society: liberated Israel vis-à-vis indigenous peoples : 42. Revolutionary Israel: an expanded coalition of antistatist social sectors -- 43. The path through Elohistic Israel to Yahwistic Israel -- 44. Canaanite belligerents vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Alleged enemies of Israel: Canaan or Canaanites and other terms ; Actual enemies of Israel in early poetry and related texts -- 45. Canaanite converts, neutrals, and allies vis-à-vis liberated Israel : Conversion: the local populace becomes Israel ; Neutrality: The local populace remains outside Israel ; Alliance: the local populace enters protective treaty relations with Israel ; Summary and implication: status of non-Israelite cities in the Israelite highlands -- 46. The Israelite countryside: heartland of the Yahwistic socioeconomic revolution
  • X. The religion of the new egalitarian society: idealist, structural-functional, and historical cultural-materialist modes : 47. A preliminary view -- 48. Religious idealism: Yahwism as an autonomous self-generative faith : Israelite religion severed from Israelite society ; Israelite society derived from Israelite religion ; Social influences on nonessential features of Israelite religion -- 49. Structural functionalism: mutual reinforcement of Yahwism and social egalitarianism : Structural-functional societal models ; Mono-Yahwism as the function of Sociopolitical equality ; Sociopolitical equality as the function of Mono-Yahwism -- 50. Historical cultural materialism: Yahwism as the symbolization of egalitarian social struggle : Durkheim: collective representations ; Weber: elective affinity and co-determination ; Marx: lawfully interacting and evolving inter-human totalities ; Priority of cultural-material conditions and social struggle: Yahwism as a societal feedback servomechanism -- 51. A program of historical cultural-material research into early Israel : An economic and cultural-material inventory ; Historico-territorial and topological studies ; Biblical archaeology and the new archaeology ; Population size and distribution ; Technology factors: Iron and waterproof plaster, terracing and irrigation systems ; The socioeconomic shift from Amarna to Israelite Canaan: a provisional historical cultural-material hypothesis
  • XI. Biblical theology or biblical sociology? : 52. On affirming and defining the uniqueness of Israel : Biblical theology: an attempt to mediate the clash between historical and theological methods ; The common theology of the Ancient Near East ; Common Ancient Near Eastern concepts of divine action in history -- 53. Common high God paradigms: Ancient Near Eastern and early Israelite -- 54. Differentiated high God paradigms: the early Israelite mountains -- 55. Socioeconomic demythologization of Israelite Yahwism -- 56. The key to Israel's religion: Idealism or historical cultural materialism? : Yahwism as the symbolic expression of the Israelite socioeconomic revolution ; Israel's election: socioreligious actualities vs. theological puzzles ; On being religious: in ancient Israel and in the present social and intellectual climate ; Contribution toward social change: the criterion of religious symbols and organizations
Control code
4503604
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xxv, 916 pages
Isbn
9780883444993
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
78024333
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)192450

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