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„Azután körülmetélte Ábrahám a fiát…” Körülmetélkedés az ókori Közel-Keleten és az óizráeli kultúrában
Male Circumcision in Ancient Near East Cultures

Author(s): Péter Jenei
Subject(s): Theology and Religion
Published by: Erdélyi Unitárius Egyház
Keywords: Ancient Israel; Ancient Near East; Apotropaic Rite; Bible; Cultural Differentiation; Cultural Identity; Hungarian biblical scholarship; Hungarian theological scholarship; Initiation Rite;

Summary/Abstract: Although male circumcision is a significant theme in both the old and new testaments, its study has been neglected in Hungarian biblical and theological scholarship. In the ancient Near East (including ancient Israel and Egypt) the practices, signifi cance, and function of male circumcision were diverse and widely known, and especially significant in initiation and apotropaic (warding off evil) rites. This study provides a survey of male circumcision in the context of the ancient Near East.

  • Issue Year: 124/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 264-288
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Hungarian