Ancient Israel: Its Life and Institutions

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GENERAL INDEX
In this first index, the most important page-references are given first, and the sub-headings are arranged, as far as possible, in a logical order (e.g. historically).
1. ablutions, 460-461
2. abomination of desolation, 325, 413, 511
3. accession of a king, 100-102
4. acclamation of a king, 106; Day of, 473, 503
5. acre, 198
6. administration (under the monarchy), 133-138; see also civil servants
7. adoption, divine, 111-113, 103
8. adoption of children, 51-52, 42, 54
9. adultery, 36-37, 34, 35, 158, 159
10. affinity, 31-32
11. aliens, resident, 74-76; in a tribe, 10; part of family 20; Abraham, 71; number unknown, 66 main merchants, 78 as slaves, 80-82, 86, 87
12. almsgiving, a duty, 73; at funerals 60; at Purim, 514-515
13. altar of holocausts, 410-411 erected by David and Solomon, 113, 309, 332; devoid of any statue, 273-274; served by Gibeonites, 306; its site, 318-319, 310; its size, 324; replaced by
14. achaz, 321-322; Ezechias' reform, 336; in Ezechiel, 323, 324; post-exilic, 323, 324, 325; Judas Maccabee, 325, 511, 513; rituals connected with, 415-419, 427; Day of Atonement, 508-509
15. altar of perfumes (of incense) in Temple, 411, 319; in desert sanctuary, 409-410; and Ozias, 377; not mentioned in Ezechiel's Temple 412; in second Temple, 412-413; restored by Judas Maccabee, 325; its name, 406, 411; its offerings, 423, 431-432
16. altars, 406-414 pre-Israelite, 406-407; outside main sanctuary, 407- 409; at the 'high places', 285; at Shechem, 289; at Bethel 291; at Mambre, 292; at Beersheba, 293; at Ophra, 306; Jeroboam's at Bethel, 335 laws concerning, 332, 338 in the desert, 409-410, 296
17. altars, non-Israelite: Central Arabia? 436-437; S. Arabia, 437; Canaanite, 438-440; Mesopotamian, 433, 434, 439
18. altars for incense (outside Temple), 286-287, 437, 439
19. amphictyony, 93, 7, 8
20. anathema, 260-261, 81, 237, 404
21. angel and Maccabees, 265; angelic intercession 459
22. Angel of God, 112
23. Angel of Yahweh: goes up from Gilgal, 298; appears to Gideon, 306, 407, 426, 450; to Samson's father, 355, 426, 450; to David, 277, 309, 332
24. animal, sacred, 333, 448
25. anointing, of a king, 103-106; priests not anointed under monarchy, 114, 347; but (high) priests after Exile, 347, 398-400, 414, 465; of lepers, and of houses, 463
26. Arabs, ancient, 4-13 sadiqa marriage, 29; names of children, 44; circumcised, 47; the go'el, 21; the jar 74; wives part of an inheritance, 116-117 paid tribute to Josaphat, 125, 139; followed lunar year, 179; their 'utfa and qubba 296-297, 302; its guardians not priestesses, 383; divining (istiqsam), 352; pre- Islamic priests, 348, 359; pre-Islamic sacrifices, 435- 438, 448; connection with Israel's sacrifices?, 440 441; origin of Passover, 489-490; origin of Levites 369-370, 388-384
27. Arabs, modern, 4-13, passim early marriages, 29; marriage with first cousin, 31; the mahr, 27; the joz musarrib, 29; wedding customs, 34, 41; desire for children, 41; birth, 43; names of children, 44: Koranic schools, 49; single combat, 218; 'utfa (=mahmal?), 296
28. area, measurements of, 198-199
29. Ark of the Covenant, 297-302 description, 297-298, 301, 319; contained the Law, 148
30. its rôle: symbol of tribal unity, 93, 309, 320-321, 332-333; palladium in war, 259, 263, 9, 227, 254
31. its history: 297-299, 331; in the desert sanctuary, 296, 298, 301-302; at Gilgal, 298, 303; at Shechen?, 298; at Bethel, 291; at Shiloh, 304, 298; its capture, 304, 332-333; with Obed-Edom, 392; its return, and installation in Jerusalem, 308-309, 310- 311, 332-333, 426, 506; in Temple, 312, 319, 320- 321, 325-326, 333; 'hidden by Jeremias', 299; not in Ezechiel's Temple, 323
32. its religious significance: symbol of Divine Presence, 299- 301, 333, 505, 506; entrusted to Levites, 391, 393; untouchable, 460; contained the Law, 148; king officiates at transfer, 114, 309, 320; Solomon's consecration, 102
33. armaments, 241-246
34. army, 213-228
35. arrows, 244
36. asylum in cities of Refuge, 160-163, 11; at a sanctuary, 276; by an altar, 414
37. Atonement, Day of, 507-510 first mentioned in liturgical calendars, 473; unconnected with a New Year feast, 503; began at sundown, 182; gerîm to fast, 75; High Priest offered sacrifice for sin, 420; and incense, 423; entered Holy of Holies, 276; to purify Kapporeth, 297-298; ritual, 300; altar purified, 413- 414; use of blood, 452; High Priest washed clothes afterwards, 461; a false Mishnaic tradition, 496
38. bail, 172-173
39. 'banner' (military), 227
40. bastions, 233-236
41. bazaars, 78
42. beating of children, 49; judicial flogging, 149, 159
43. beduin, see Arabs
44. beena marriage, 29

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