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Born in heaven, made on earth : the making of the cult image in the ancient near east

Author: Michael B Dick
Publisher: Winona Lake : Eisenbrauns, 1999
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Pejoratively referred to as "idols" in the "Hebrew Bible" and in western tradition, the cult image occupied a central place in the cultures of the ancient Near East. This work examines the topic  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael B Dick
ISBN: 1575060248 9781575060248
OCLC Number: 474771365
Description: 243 s
Contents: Michael B. Dick, 'Prophetic Parodies of Making the Cult Image'Christopher Walker and Michael B. Dick, 'The Induction of the Cult Image in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Mesopotamian mis pi Ritual'David Lorton, 'The Theology of Cult Statues in Ancient Egypt'Joanne Punzo Waghorne, 'The Divine Image in Contemporary South India: The Renaissance of a Once Maligned Tradition'

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