By Peter Altmann
The festive meal texts of Deuteronomy 12–26 depict Israel as a unified humans engaging in cultic banquets– a strong and earthy snapshot for either preexilic Judahite and later audiences. comparability of Deuteronomy 12:13–27, 14:22–29, 16:1–17, and 26:1–15 with pentateuchal texts like Exodus 20–23 is broadened to spotlight the rhetorical capability of the Deuteronomic meal texts in terms of the spiritual and political situations in Israel in the course of the Neo-Assyrian and later classes. The texts hire the concrete and wealthy picture of festive banquets, which the monograph investigates on the subject of comparative historic close to japanese texts and iconography, the zooarchaeological is still of the traditional Levant, and the findings of cultural anthropology in regards to meals.
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Festive Meals in Ancient Israel: Deuteronomy's Identity Politics in Their Ancient Near Eastern Context (Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) by Peter Altmann