Monday, April 01, 2013

Pretty much the same

...the widely held assumption that there was a strong distinction between official religious practices and those performed in private or family environments—which has led to their being seen as competing arenas of religious activity (Holladay 1987; Nakhai 2001: 203)—is highly problematic. By analyzing the differing contexts of four-horned altars from Tel Miqne, Gitin (2002: 113–17) examined the intersections between public and private religious activities and identified five examples of coexistence and duality in the cult practices of Ekron.—Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant, page 223

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Time to reexamine some widely held opinions, isn't it?
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