Israel's Beneficent Dead: Ancestor Cults and Necromancy in Ancient Israelite Religion and Tradition
Author(s): Brian Schmidt
Schmidt examines a variety of factors that suggest that ancestor veneration or worship was not practiced in Levantine countries before Hellenistic times. In the course of his investigation, Schmidt provides a sustained analysis of the textual remains from ancient Syria-Palestine pertaining to these questions.
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
Year of Publication: 1994