Publication Information The main body of the Publication Information page contains all the metadata that HRAF holds for that document.
Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Vaux, Roland de, 1903-1971
Ancient Israel: its life and institutions
Published By: Original publisher
New York: McGraw-Hill. 1961. xxiii, 592 p.
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
by Roland de Vaux ; translated by John McHugh
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2020. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Religious and educational structures (346);
Real property (423);
Borrowing and lending (426);
Occupational specialization (463);
Personal names (551);
Gender status (562);
Inter-ethnic relations (629);
Territorial hierarchy (631);
Government institutions (640);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Legal norms (671);
Judicial authority (692);
Trial procedure (695);
Armed forces (700);
Military technology (710);
Instigation of war (721);
Religious beliefs (770);
Organized ceremonial (796);
Weights and measures (804);
Ordering of time (805);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This book is a thorough examination of the customs of Ancient Israel, drawing on three major sources: the Bible, the archaeology and history of the Ancient Near East, and current ethnography of the Middle East. The author describes in detail the organization and practices of family, state, military and religious institutions.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Translation of Les institutions de l'Ancien Testament. Includes bibliographical references (p. 519-552)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Ian Skoggard: 2020
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Israel; Palestinian territories
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Jews--Social life and customs--To 70 A.D.//Judaism--History--To 70 A.D.