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Born in Heaven, Made on Earth [orig. cloth]

The Making of the Cult Image in the Ancient Near East

Edited by Michael B. Dick

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ISBN: 978-1-57506-024-8


Born in Heaven, Made on Earth [orig. cloth]

The Making of the Cult Image in the Ancient Near East

Edited by Michael B. Dick

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.

 

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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.

Michael B. Dick, ‘Prophetic Parodies of Making the Cult Image’

Christopher Walker and Michael B. Dick, ‘The Induction of the Cult Image in Ancient Mesopotamia: The Mesopotamian mis pi Ritual’

David Lorton, ‘The Theology of Cult Statues in Ancient Egypt’

Joanne Punzo Waghorne, ‘The Divine Image in Contemporary South India: The Renaissance of a Once Maligned Tradition’

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