Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

Egyptian Cultural Icons in Midrash

by Rivka Ulmer
     
 

ISBN-10: 3110223929

ISBN-13: 9783110223927

Pub. Date: 10/28/2009

Publisher: De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.

Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian

Overview

Rabbinic midrash of late antiquity and the early medieval period visualized Egypt and presented Egyptian religious concepts and icons. Midrash is analyzed in a cross-cultural perspective utilizing insights from the discipline of Egyptology. Topics: the Greco-Roman Nile god, Isis, Serapis and other gods, festivals, mummy portraits, funeral customs, the Egyptian language, Pharaohs, Cleopatra, Alexandria, the divine eye. The hermeneutical role of Egyptian cultural icons in midrash is explored.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783110223927
Publisher:
De Gruyter, Walter, Inc.
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Series:
Studia Judaica Series, #52
Pages:
404
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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