Image, Text, Exegesis: Iconographic Interpretation and the Hebrew Bible

Image, Text, Exegesis: Iconographic Interpretation and the Hebrew Bible


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ISBN-13: 9780567669568
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 06/30/2016
Series: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies , #588
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr Rüdiger Schmitt teaches in the Graduate School for Religion and Politics at the University of Münster, Germany.

Izaak J. de Hulster is working as post-doctoral researcher at the Georg-August-University Göt­tingen (Germany) as part of the Alexander-von-Humboldt foundation sponsored Sofja Kovalev­skaja Project "Unity and Diversity in Early Jewish Monotheisms." He holds an MA in theology from Utrecht University and an M.Div. from the Seminary of the Baptist congregations in The Netherlands.

Joel M. LeMon is Assistant Professor of Old Testament, Candler School of Theology, Emory University, USA.

Table of Contents

Introduction\ Section 1: Interpreting Images\ Elizabeth Bloch-Smith, "Acculturating gender Roles: Images as Conveyors of Culture in Ancient Israel"\ Rüdiger Schmitt, "Mixed Creatures and the Assyrian Influence on the West Semitic Glyptic repertoire"\ Meir Lubetski, "Unlocking the Cryptic Connection between the Inscription and the Icon in Pre-Exilic Hebrew Seals"\ Amy Gansell, "Feminine Beauty and Adornment Represented in Levantine Ivory Sculpture and the Old Testament"\ Martin Klingbeil, "Children I have raised and brought up" (Isaiah 1:2): Female Metaphors of God in Isaiah and ANE Images of Syro-Palestinian Goddesses\ Regine Hunziker Rodewald, "Thrones in Sheol"\ Thomas Staubli, An Iconography of Justification\ Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, "Finding Asherah: The Goddesses in Text and Image"\ Maria Lindquist, "Ethics, Ecology, and the Iconography of 'the Peaceable Kingdom' in Isa 11:6-9"\ Brent A. Strawn, "The Iconography of Fear: yir' at yhwh in Artistic Perspective"\ Meindert Dijkstra, "Amos and the Ivory Beds and Houses of Samaria"\ Hans Ulrich Steymans, "Psalm 89, A Royal Funeral Song: Textual Development and Iconographic Evidence"\ Izaak J. de Hulster, " A God of the Mountains? An Iconographic Perspective on 1 Kings 20:23"\ Appendix\ Izaak J. de Hulster, "Tools for Iconographic exegesis: A Review of Important Literature for Iconographic Exegesis, a Survey of Image Sources, and Practical Information for Processing Pictorial Material"\Bibliography \ Index

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