Israel's Beneficent Dead: Ancestor Cults and Necromancy in Ancient Israelite Religion and Tradition

Author(s): Brian Schmidt

Israel's Beneficent Dead


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.

Publication Information:

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

Year of Publication: 1994