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Moses among the idols : mediators of the divine in the ancient Near East

Author: Amy L Balogh
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books/Fortress Academic, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Amy L. Balogh brings together comparative religion, Assyriology, and biblical studies to illuminate the status of the Hebrew Bible's most important figure-Moses. Through comparison with ancient Mesopotamian idols, she reads Moses as YHWH's idol, offering a new paradigm for understanding divine-human mediation in the ancient Near East.
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Genre/Form: History
Biography
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Named Person: Moses, (Biblical leader); Moses, (Biblical leader); Mose, Biblische Person; Moses, (Biblical leader)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy L Balogh
ISBN: 197870030X 9781978700307
OCLC Number: 1043584604
Description: xlv, 185 pages : Illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: An iconic understanding of Moses --
From idle to idol --
From misfit to mediator --
Circumcising the mouth of Moses --
A suitable emblem of divinity --
Mouth to mouth --
Conclusion: Still no graven image.
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