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Iconography of deities and demons in the ancient near east.


Iconography of deities and demons in the ancient near east. Edited by: Uehlinger, Christoph; Eggler, Jürg (2011). Zurich: University of Zurich.

Abstract

Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East (IDD) is designed as a companion to the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD), edited by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking and Pieter van der Horst (Leiden: Brill, 2nd edition 1999). Its focus will be on visual sources, which are essential for interpreting the religious symbol systems of antiquity.
IDD should refer to all major deities and demons of the areas covered, regardless of whether they are attested in the Bible or not. On the other hand, in order to control the material boundaries of IDD, we take the 'biblical world' to cover the Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern area to the extent that were part of the biblical writers' geographical horizon. Wherever possible, reference will be made to visual evidence attested on objects recovered from known archaeological contexts in Palestine/Israel.

Iconography of Deities and Demons in the Ancient Near East (IDD) is designed as a companion to the Dictionary of Deities and Demons in the Bible (DDD), edited by Karel van der Toorn, Bob Becking and Pieter van der Horst (Leiden: Brill, 2nd edition 1999). Its focus will be on visual sources, which are essential for interpreting the religious symbol systems of antiquity.
IDD should refer to all major deities and demons of the areas covered, regardless of whether they are attested in the Bible or not. On the other hand, in order to control the material boundaries of IDD, we take the 'biblical world' to cover the Eastern Mediterranean and Near Eastern area to the extent that were part of the biblical writers' geographical horizon. Wherever possible, reference will be made to visual evidence attested on objects recovered from known archaeological contexts in Palestine/Israel.

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Item Type:Edited Scientific Work
Communities & Collections:01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Religious Studies
Dewey Decimal Classification:200 Religion
Uncontrolled Keywords:iconography, deities, demons, ancient Near East, history of religions
Language:English
Date:2011
Deposited On:17 Jan 2012 10:02
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:19
Publisher:University of Zurich
Funders:Swiss National Fund for Scientific Research
Additional Information:Electronic Pre-Publications
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.religionswissenschaft.uzh.ch/idd/
Other Identification Number:Electronic Pre-Publications

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