Image, Text, Exegesis Hardback

Iconographic Interpretation and the Hebrew Bible

by de Hulster, Izaak J.;

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Image, Text, Exegesis

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Images from the ancient Near East are an important though generally underutilized source of data for interpreting the Hebrew Bible and the cultural context from which it emerged. The essays in this volume highlight the ways that ancient Near Eastern iconography can inform exegesis. This aim is accomplished through case studies in iconographic exegesis and self-conscious reflection on the methodology for relating images and texts. Since the 1970s, biblical scholars have been turning increasingly to iconography as a source for understanding the religion, history and literature of the ancient Near East. The essays in this volume tackle two thorny issues: 1) how images reflect the cultures that produce them and 2) the nature of the relationship between images and texts, both within discrete cultures and among different cultures. Until now, there have been relatively few methodologically self-conscious treatments of ancient iconography and its relationship to the biblical text. So this volume addresses a clear need for establishing transparent and consistent methods for iconographic work among biblical scholars.

Image, Text, Exegesis was published by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in December 2014. The ISBN for Image, Text, Exegesis is 9780567168139.

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Details for Image, Text, Exegesis

Page last updated 7th July 2017
Book FormatHardback
PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC (December 2014)
Number of Pages336
Thickness33 mm
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4068083
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