Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel and Judah
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John Barton is Oriel and Laing Professor of the Interpretation of Holy Scripture, University of Oxford. His previous publications include What is the Bible?, People of the Book, Love Unknown, The Oxford Bible Commentary and The Biblical World.
Francesca Stavrakopoulou (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Lecturer in Hebrew Bible, University of Exeter. Her research focuses on ancient Israelite religion, Judahite kingship, and history and ideology in the Hebrew Bible. She is the author of King Manasseh and Child Sacrifice: Biblical Distortions of Historical Realities (De Gruyter, 2004) and co-editor of Religious Diversity in Ancient Israel (T&T Clark, 2009)) and the forthcoming book, Land of Our Fathers.
- Ch. 1: Introduction; John Barton (university Of Oxford); Ch. 2: Living Between Heaven And The Underworld; Susan Niditch (amherst College, Massachusetts); Ch. 3: 'official' Religion And 'popular' Religion; Francesca Stavrakopoulou (university Of Exeter); Ch. 4: 'israelite' Religion And 'canaanite' Religion; Mark S. Smith (new York University); Ch. 5: Royal Religion In Judah And Israel; Nick Wyatt (emeritus Professor, University Of Edinburgh); Ch. 6: Temple Worship Beyond Jerusalem And Samaria; Diana Edelman (university Of Sheffield); Ch. 7: Urban Religion And Rural Religion; Philip Davies (university Of Sheffield); Ch. 8: Domestic Religion; Carol Meyers (duke University); Ch. 9: Personal Piety; Rainer Albertz (westfalische Wilhelms-universitat, Munster).