Beatific afterlife in ancient Israel and in the ancient Near by Klaas Spronk PDF

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A ls o L . R o s t, BHH, s . v . "Grab"? 4 C f. S h o f i e l d 1951:29? J . 3 8 5 ; and C a z e lle s 1961:111. D . F u s t e l de C o u la n ges, La c it é antique, 1864 ( E n g lis h t r a n s la t io n The Ancient C ity , 1873, r p t . C . D. M om iglian o , B a ltim o re 1980) . 38 1. The H is t o r y o f I n t e r p r e t a t io n e s tin g in th is re ga rd . I t is supposed t h a t i t s o r i g i n a l o b j e c t was t o p r o ­ v id e th e man who d ie d c h i l d l e s s w it h a son t o ta k e c a r e o f h is c u l t 1.

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