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History of religions examines artefacts of religion, including sacred texts, critically and descriptively; theology leverages sacred texts to make constructive recommendations about god-talk and ethics. It is thus interesting when historians trespass, disciplinarily, by making theological arguments. This article identifies two instances of such trespassing in recent religion-historical research on the Persian-period site of Elephantine.

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This page is a summary of: Elephantine Trespasses, Religion and Theology, July 2021, Brill,
DOI: 10.1163/15743012-bja10021.
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