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Author Levtow, Nathaniel B.

Title Images of others : iconic politics in ancient Israel / Nathaniel B. Levtow.

Imprint Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2008.

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Description 1 online resource (xii, 211 pages).
Series Biblical and Judaic studies from the University of California, San Diego ; v. 11
Biblical and Judaic studies ; v. 11.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and indexes.
Contents Introduction. Interpretive traditions : idolatry, dualism, monotheism, aniconism ; Redescribing Israelite parodies of iconic cult -- Rites and writing in ancient Israel. Ritual and power ; Classification ; Social formation -- Israelite icon parodies. An innovative genre of the exilic age ; Jeremiah 10:1-16 -- The icon parodies of Second Isaiah ; Psalms 115 and 135 ; Literary history, social history, and interpretive power ; Classification and social formation ; Mesopotamian iconic ritual. The Mesopotamian cult image : ancient evidence and modern interpretations ; The induction of the cult image in Mesopotamia : the mīs pî ritual ; Iconic aspects of Mesopotamian warfare and historiography ; The enthronement of the supreme deity ; Mesopotamian iconic politics and Israelite icon parodies -- Iconic politics in ancient Israel. Iconic traditions in the Hebrew Bible ; The Ark Narrative ; Deuteronomistic iconic political discourse ; Ezekiel and the departure of Yahweh ; Israelite aniconism or Israelite iconic politics? -- Conclusion. Classification and cult.
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Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament.
Idols and images -- Biblical teaching.
Idols and images -- Worship -- History.
Iraq -- Religion.
Iraq -- Civilization -- To 634.
Chronological Term To 634
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Other Form: Print version: Levtow, Nathaniel B. Images of others. Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 2008 (DLC) 2008037653
ISBN 9781575065915 (electronic bk.)
1575065916 (electronic bk.)
9781575061467 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1575061465 (hardback ; alk. paper)