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Phoenician Aniconism in Its Mediterranean and Ancient Near Eastern Contexts (Archaeology and Biblical Studies)

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A close look at Phoenician religion

The Hebrew Bible contains a prohibition against divine images (Exod 20:2-5a). Explanations for this command are legion, usually focusing on the unique status of Israel's deity within the context of the broader Near Eastern and Mediterranean worlds. Doak explores whether or not Israel was truly alone in its severe stance against idols. This book focuses on one particular aspect of this iconographic context in Israel's Iron Age world: that of the Phoenicians. The question of whether Phoenicians employed aniconic (as opposed to iconic) representational techniques has significance not only for the many poorly understood aspects of Phoenician religion generally, but also for the question of whether aniconism can be considered a broader trend among the Semitic populations of the ancient Near East.

Features:

  • More than fifty images and illustrations
  • Examination of textual and archaeological evidence
  • Application of art historical methods

Product Specifications

Author
Brian R. Doak
Binding
Paperback
Brand
Brian R Doak
EAN
9780884140979
EANList
  • 9780884140979
Edition
First
Feature
Phoenician Aniconism in Its Mediterranean and Ancient Near Eastern Contexts Archaeology and Biblical Studies
ISBN
0884140970
ItemDimensions
  • 902 hundredths-inches
  • 598 hundredths-inches
  • 65 Hundredths Pounds
  • 47 hundredths-inches
Label
SBL Press
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
SBL Press
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
204
PackageDimensions
  • 73 hundredths-inches
  • 843 hundredths-inches
  • 79 Hundredths Pounds
  • 585 hundredths-inches
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1
ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2015-11-16
Publisher
SBL Press
Studio
SBL Press
Title
Phoenician Aniconism in Its Mediterranean and Ancient Near Eastern Contexts (Archaeology and Biblical Studies)
isbn-13-20
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