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The forging of Israel : iron technology, symbolism and tradition in ancient society / Paula M. McNutt.

McNutt, Paula M. (Author).
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Subject: Excavations (Archaeology) > Palestine.
Palestine > Antiquities.
Fouilles (Archéologie) > Palestine.
Âge du fer > Palestine.
Fer dans la Bible.
Palestine > Antiquités.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567028938
  • ISBN: 0567028933
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (307 pages) : maps.
  • Publisher: Sheffield : Almond Press, ©1990.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: List of Tables; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 IRON TECHNOLOGY AND SYMBOLISM IN AFRICAN CULTURES; Chapter 3 BACKGROUND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IRON TECHNOLOGY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; Chapter 4 THE EARLY IRON AGE; Chapter 5 BIBLICAL SYMBOLS; Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary: In this rich and elegantly presented interdisciplinary study, the theme is the impact of iron technology on the material and cultural life of ancient Israel. The author argues that iron itself and the processes of ironworking functioned as dominant cultural symbols, conveying meanings about significant transformations that established Israel's social and religious identity. This wide-ranging monograph is particularly valuable for its integration of material about ironworking in traditional African societies, anthropological theories on symbolism and archaeological information on the developmen.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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