Halloween Special! Death in Ancient Israel with Matt Suriano

Episode: In this special Halloween OnCrypt Biblical World episode Chris and Kyle speak with Matt Suriano about Israelite mortuary belief along with Matt’s work on the Jerusalem necropolis in Silwan (east, southeast of the Old City). Matt discusses elite and royal burial customs in ancient Israel as he articulates why ancestors were important and what this means in biblical literature.  

Guest: Matthew Suriano: https://jewishstudies.umd.edu/directory/matthew-suriano

Hosts: Chris and Kyle 
Topics Covered: Matt, Chris, and Kyle discuss the following topics: monumental burials in Jerusalem; ancestor traditions in the Bible; elite and royal burial customs in ancient Israel.
Resources: Suriano, Matthew 2018 A History of Death in the Hebrew Bible (Oxford University Press).
— The Politics of Dead Kings: Dynastic Ancestors in the Book of Kings and Ancient Israel (Mohr Siebeck, 2010).

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