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Born in heaven, made on earth [electronic resource] : the making of the cult image in the ancient Near East / edited by Michael B. Dick.

Publication:
Winona Lake, Ind. : Eisenbrauns, 1999.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (258 p.)
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Subjects:
Rites and ceremonies -- Middle East.
Idols and images -- Middle East.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Pejoratively referred to as ";idols"; in the Hebrew Bible and in western tradition, the cult image occupied a central place in the cultures of the ancient Near East. In Mesopotamia, a ritual (mis pi) was used to ";give birth"; to the god represented by the cult image. In this volume, three separate essays examine the topic within different ancient Near Eastern cultures, and a fourth provides a modern analogy as counterpoint.
Contents:
""Front Cover""; ""Title Page""; ""Copyright Page""; ""Contents""; ""Introduction""; ""Chapter 1""; ""Chapter 2""; ""Chapter 3""; ""Chapter 4""; ""Back Cover""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contributor:
Dick, Michael Brennan, 1943-
ISBN:
1-57506-512-6
OCLC:
1108925416
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9781575065120 doi