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Images of others [electronic resource] : iconic politics in ancient Israel / Nathaniel B. Levtow.

Levtow, Nathaniel B. (Author). ebrary, Inc. (Added Author).
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Subject: Bible. O.T. > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Idols and images > Biblical teaching.
Idols and images > Worship > History.
Iraq > Religion.
Iraq > Civilization > To 634.

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  • Physical Description: xii, 211 p.
  • Publisher: Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2008.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 173-193) and indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction. Interpretive traditions : idolatry, dualism, monotheism, aniconism ; Redescribing Israelite parodies of iconic cult -- Rites and writing in ancient Israel. Ritual and power ; Classification ; Social formation -- Israelite icon parodies. An innovative genre of the exilic age ; Jeremiah 10:1-16 -- The icon parodies of Second Isaiah ; Psalms 115 and 135 ; Literary history, social history, and interpretive power ; Classification and social formation ; Mesopotamian iconic ritual. The Mesopotamian cult image : ancient evidence and modern interpretations ; The induction of the cult image in Mesopotamia : the mīs pî ritual ; Iconic aspects of Mesopotamian warfare and historiography ; The enthronement of the supreme deity ; Mesopotamian iconic politics and Israelite icon parodies -- Iconic politics in ancient Israel. Iconic traditions in the Hebrew Bible ; The Ark Narrative ; Deuteronomistic iconic political discourse ; Ezekiel and the departure of Yahweh ; Israelite aniconism or Israelite iconic politics? -- Conclusion. Classification and cult.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2013. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries.
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