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Feasting in the Archaeology and Texts of the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Feasting in the Archaeology and Texts of the Bible and the Ancient Near East

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Feasting in the Archaeology and Texts of the Bible and the Ancient Near East
Edited by: Petern Altmann and Janling Fu

This volume brings together the work of scholars using various methodologies to investigate the prevalence, importance, and meanings of feasting and foodways in the texts and cultural-material environments of the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East. Thus, it serves as both an introduction to and explication of this emerging field. The offerings range from the third-millennium Early Dynastic period in Mesopotamia to the rise of a new cuisine in the Islamic period and transverse geographical locations such as southern Iraq, Syria, the Aegean, and especially the southern Levant.