Sacrifice, an Ancient Mediterranean Ritual

@article{DeMaris2013SacrificeAA,
  title={Sacrifice, an Ancient Mediterranean Ritual},
  author={Richard E. DeMaris},
  journal={Biblical Theology Bulletin},
  year={2013},
  volume={43},
  pages={60 - 73}
}
Any examination of sacrifice must reckon with the variety and complexity of sacrificial activities and the problems that consequently attend sacrifice employed as an analytical category. Approached as ritual and placed in full context, sacrifice reveals rich connections with the key social structures and cultural values of the ancient Mediterranean world. Sacrifice established and maintained the social status and location of participants in it, and in many situations it defined kinship ties and… 
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