Abstract

This dissertation considers the construction of widows, orphans, aliens, and Levites in deuteronomic law. Making use of multiple methodologies, literary criticism, Disability Studies, and food and foodway studies, this study argues that, in Deuteronomy, the members of the formulaic reference, “the alien, the orphan, and the widow,” often associated with “the Levite” operate as cultic functionaries and participate in cultic meals in order to secure stability and continuing abundance in the land for all of Israel.

Degree Date

8-6-2019

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Ph.D.

Department

Graduate Program in Religious Studies

Advisor

Dr. Roy L. Heller

Second Advisor

Dr. Richard D. Nelson

Third Advisor

Dr. Serge Frolov

Fourth Advisor

Dr. Jeremy Schipper

Subject Area

Religion

Number of Pages

243

Format

.pdf

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial 4.0 License
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