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The symbolism of the Biblical world : ancient Near Eastern iconography and the Book of Psalms

Author: Othmar Keel
Publisher: New York : Seabury Press, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The nineteenth century rendered the service of rediscovering the long-forgotten world of ancient Egypt and the ancient empires of Mesopotamia ... In consequence of these discoveries the Bible, once thought to be 'mankind's oldest book, ' has proved to be a relatively recent phenomenon. The bulk of its content is as far removed from the beginnings of the high cultures of the ancient Near East as it is from us (ca.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Othmar Keel
ISBN: 0816403538 9780816403530
OCLC Number: 3327239
Notes: Translation of Die Welt der altorientalischen Bildsymbolik und das Alte Testament.
"A Crossroad book."
Description: 422 pages, 12 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Conceptions of the cosmos --
Destructive forces --
The temple: place of Yahweh's presence and sphere of life --
Conceptions of God --
The king --
Man before God.
Other Titles: Welt der altorientalischen Bildsymbolik und das Alte Testament.
Responsibility: Othmar Keel ; English translated by Timothy J. Hallett.

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"The nineteenth century rendered the service of rediscovering the long-forgotten world of ancient Egypt and the ancient empires of Mesopotamia ... In consequence of these discoveries the Bible, once thought to be 'mankind's oldest book, ' has proved to be a relatively recent phenomenon. The bulk of its content is as far removed from the beginnings of the high cultures of the ancient Near East as it is from us (ca. 2,500 years). We now see the Bible imbedded in a broad stream of traditions of the most diverse kind and provenance. Only when this rich environment has been systematically included in the study of the OT do OT conventionalities and originalities clearly emerge. It then becomes evident where the powerful current of traditions in force for centuries, and where they give an intimation of a new energy inherently their own."--Introduction.

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