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Images of Others: Iconic Politics in Ancient Israel

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781575061467


In Images of Others, Nathaniel Levtow examines Mesopotamian and Israelite iconoclastic traditions. Levtow argues that Israelite parodies of Mesopotamian iconic cults were not unique expressions of an iconic monotheism, but assertions of Israelite political potency during and shortly after the Babylonian Exile. By interpreting Israelite icon parodies in this context, Levtow rejects the idea of “idolatry” as a static, native Israelite descriptive category. He concludes that biblical representations of iconic cults reveal dynamic acts of Israelite social formation and exemplify the enduring power of the cult image in ancient West Asian societies.

  • Title: Images of Others: Iconic Politics in Ancient Israel
  • Author: Nathaniel B. Levtow
  • Series: Biblical and Judaic Studies from the University of California, San Diego
  • Volume: 11
  • Publisher: Eisenbrauns
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Idols and images › Biblical teaching; Idols and images › Worship--History; Iraq › Religion; Iraq › Civilization--To 634; Bible. O.T. › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • ISBN: 9781575061467
  • Resource Type: Monograph
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