Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

A Comparative Study of the Ritual of Ordination as Found in Leviticus 8 and Emar 369

Lewiston, NY: The Edwin Mellen Press, 1998`. First edition. Hardcover. Octavo.(10), xiv, 679, (1)pp. Indices and 29 page bibliography. Brown cloth lettered in gilt. Illustrated with 59 text diagrams. An ex-library copy with rubber stamp on title page & bottom of text block, and a library pocket on rear pastedown, otherwise a fine copy.

Contents: 1. Introduction -- 2. Ritual in the context of the cultural universe -- some methodological considerations -- A. Methodological frame of reference -- B. Relevance of topic -- C. Aims of research -- D. Religion and culture -- E. Model of interpretation -- (1) Definition and explanation of relevant terminology -- (2) Symbol -- (3) Three different approaches of interpreting symbolism -- Lawson and McCauley's cognitive approach -- Gane's cognitive approach and general system theory -- Gorman's social function approach -- Evaluation and formulation of approach taken in this study -- (4) Symbolic act -- (5) Rite of passage -- (6) Ritual -- (7) Cult -- F. Method of interpretation -- (1) Holistic approach -- (2) Phenomenological approach -- Philosophical phenomenology -- Phenomenology of religion -- an introduction -- Phenomenology of religion -- questions and critique -- Phenomenology of religion as implemented in this study -- (3) Pragmatic considerations -- Description of the textual material -- Categories of analysis -- 3. Introduction to Leviticus 8 -- A. Motivation of choice of concentration -- B. History of investigation -- overview and critique -- (1) Leviticus 8 in current research -- (2) Leviticus 8 and ordination in studies pertaining to priests and Levites -- (3) Leviticus 8 in recent commentaries -- Leviticus 8 in commentaries published prior to 1980 -- Leviticus 8 in commentaries published after 1980 -- Commentaries on Leviticus -- a summary -- (4) H. Utzschneider, Das Heiligtum und das Gesetz -- (5) F. Gorman, The ideology of ritual -- (6) Summary concerning the history of investigation -- C. Exegetical method -- Genre and interpretation -- D. The state of the text -- E. Relationship between Lev. 8 and Ex. 29 -- F. Structure of Lev 8 -- (1) Macro-structure of Lev 8 -- (2) Micro-structure of Lev 8 -- G. Summary. 4. Exegesis of Leviticus 8 -- A. Structure of the ritual -- B. Form, order, and sequence of the ritual -- (1) Form of Leviticus 8 -- (2) Order and sequence of Leviticus 8 -- C. Situation and context -- D. Ritual space -- (1) Explicit spatial references in Lev 8 -- (2) Implicit spatial references in Lev 8 -- E. Ritual time -- F. Involved objects -- (1) Objects related to clothing -- (2) Objects related to Tent of Meeting and altar -- (3) Objects related to sacrificing -- G. Ritual roles of participants -- (1) Involved persons -- Moses -- Whole congregation -- Aaron and his sons -- (2) Involved animals -- H. Prescribed/performed ritual action -- (1) First speech act: YHWH speaks to Moses (Lev. 8:1-4) -- (2) Second speech act: Moses speaks to congregation (Lev. 8:5) -- (3) "Bringing forward" 1: Aaron and his sons (Lev 8:6-12) -- (4) "Brining forward" 2: Aaron's sons (Lev 8:13) -- (5) Excursus: Interpretation of sacrifice -- (6) "Bringing forward" 3: Bull of purification offering (Lev 8:14-17) -- (7) "Bringing forward" 4: Ram of burnt offering (Lev 8:18-21) -- (8) "Bringing forward" 5: Ram of ordination (Lev 8:22-23) -- (9) "Bringing forward" 6: Aaron's sons (Lev 8:24-30) -- (10) Third speech act: Moses speaks to priests (Lev 8:31-36) -- I. Ritual sound and language -- J. Summary and evaluation. 5. Ordination ritual at Emar -- A. The comparative method -- an overview -- (1) Overview regarding the methods employed in comparative studies -- Historical comparison -- Applications of historical comparison -- Typological comparison -- (2) Comparative method -- an evaluation -- (3) Approach implemented in this study -- B. Introduction to the ordination ritual from Emar -- (1) Archaeology of Emar -- (2) Texts from Emar -- (3) Composite text or specific manuscript? -- (4) Translation of text A (Msk 731027 [left side] and Msk 74245 [right side] -- C. Structure of ordination ritual from Emar -- D. Form, order, and sequence -- (1) Form of NIN. DINGIR ordination ritual -- (2) Order and sequence of NIN. DINGIR ordination ritual -- E. Situation and context -- F. Ritual space -- (1) Ritual space in selection ceremony -- (2) Ritual space in consecration by shaving ceremony (gallubu) -- (3) Ritual space in installation ceremony (malluku) -- (4) Ritual space on the final day -- (5) Ritual space in administra5tive section -- (6) Implicit spatial specifications -- (7) Evaluation of ritual space -- G. Ritual time -- H. Involved objects -- (1) Objects associated with clothing -- (2) Objects associated with the temple(s) and related utensils -- (3) Objects associated with sacrifice -- (4) Objects associated with foodstuff -- (5) Miscellaneous objects -- I. Ritual roles of participants -- (1) Involved persons -- NIN. DINGIR of Im -- daughter of any son of Emar -- Diviner -- HAL -- Sons of Emar -- Singers -- Father of the NIN. DINGIR -- Men of the quidasu -- Hussu-men -- Hansa'u-men -- Bel biti -- The guests of honor -- Kawanu and taru -- Brothers of the NIN. DINGIR -- Elders of Emar -- Nugagtu -- Two maids -- Sister of NIN. DINGIR -- (2) Involved animals -- J. Ritual action -- (1) The day of selection (lines 2-6) -- (2) The shaving ceremony (lines 7-28) -- Shaving, procession, offering, and feast (lines 7-19) -- Anointing of NIN. DINGIR and procession (lines 20-21) -- Sanctification ceremony for enthronement day (lines 22-28) -- (3) The day of enthronement and subsequent feasting (lines 29-58) -- Sacrificial procession, offering, and feast (lines 29-39) -- Enthronement and return to house of father (lines 40-48) -- Seven days of feasting at bu NIN. DINGIR (lines 49-58) -- (4) The final day (lines 59-75) -- NIN. DINGIR leaves the house of her father as a bride (lines 59-62) -- The final procession to the temple of IM (lines 63-68a) -- Preparation and mounting of the bed (lines 68b-75) -- (5) Final administrative section (lines 76-94) -- K. Ritual sound and language -- L. Summary and evaluation -- 6. Compare and contrast -- 7. Conclusion -- Appendix: Transcription of Emar 369 (text A). (OCLC). near fine. 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ISBN: 0773422412

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