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The Sacred Executioner: Human Sacrifice and the Legacy of Guilt

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Unknown Binding, 208 pages
Published January 1st 1982 by Thames & Hudson
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Darrell
Jul 30, 2011 rated it liked it
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According to Hyam Maccoby, the Sacred Executioner is a figure appearing in various ancient religions who performs a necessary function to society in the form of human sacrifice, but is then cursed and banished from society for doing such a despicable deed. In this book, Maccoby attempts to prove that there are traces of the Sacred Executioner in the Bible.

Cain

According to the Bible, Cain kills his brother Abel because God accepted Abel's animal sacrifice, but not Cain's vegetable sacrifice. If t
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John
Jun 04, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2000, religion, history
A study of the Jewish faith through their own eyes and the legacy of guilt that most Judeo-Christian faiths carry. An examination of people who sin and feel guilty even though they felt they were called upon to sin by their god. For example, those who had to kill and sacrifice others for the good of the nation/ religion/ people but carried with them a legacy of guilt for having to do so.
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