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Author McNutt, Paula M.

Title The forging of Israel [electronic resource] : iron technology, symbolism and tradition in ancient society / Paula M. McNutt.

Imprint Sheffield : Almond Press, ©1990.

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Description 1 online resource (307 pages) : maps.
Series Journal for the study of the Old Testament supplement, 0309-0787 ; 108
The Social world of biblical antiquity, 0265-1408 ; 8
Journal for the study of the Old Testament. Supplement ; 108.
Social world of biblical antiquity series ; 8.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-290) and index.
Contents List of Tables; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 IRON TECHNOLOGY AND SYMBOLISM IN AFRICAN CULTURES; Chapter 3 BACKGROUND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IRON TECHNOLOGY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; Chapter 4 THE EARLY IRON AGE; Chapter 5 BIBLICAL SYMBOLS; Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary In this rich and elegantly presented interdisciplinary study, the theme is the impact of iron technology on the material and cultural life of ancient Israel. The author argues that iron itself and the processes of ironworking functioned as dominant cultural symbols, conveying meanings about significant transformations that established Israel's social and religious identity. This wide-ranging monograph is particularly valuable for its integration of material about ironworking in traditional African societies, anthropological theories on symbolism and archaeological information on the developmen.
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Palestine.
Palestine -- Antiquities.
Indexed Term Antiquities
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McNutt, Paula M. Forging of Israel. Sheffield : Almond Press, ©1990 185075263X 9781850752639 (OCoLC)59886066
ISBN 9780567028938 (electronic bk.)
0567028933 (electronic bk.)