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"My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man" : Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel.

Author: Susan Niditch; Oxford University Press.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this work, Susan Niditch seeks a deeper understanding of Israelite culture as expressed, shaped and reinforced in images of hair - a complex symbol drawn from the body. In addition to Biblical texts, Niditch looks at pictorial representations of hair and other material evidence.
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Niditch, Susan.
My brother Esau is a hairy man.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007026347
(OCoLC)156845774
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Niditch; Oxford University Press.
ISBN: 9780199869671 0199869677
OCLC Number: 271579542
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (176 pages)
Details: 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.
Contents: Hair in material culture and art of the ancient Near East --
Samson : maleness, charisma, warrior status, and hair --
Nazirite vow : domesticating charisma and recontextualizing hair --
Absent hair --
Letting down her hair or cutting it off : the ritual trial of a woman accused of adultery and the transformation of the female other.

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this book certainly made me more aware of the attitudes towards gender, ethnicity, holiness, beauty, leadership and economic status revealed by a person's hair. * L.-S. Tiemeyer, Society for Old Read more...

 
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