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Cultural Contact And Appropriation In The Axial Age Mediterranean World


Author : Baruch Halpern
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2016-10-17


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Cultural Contact explores adaptation, resistance and reciprocity in Axial-Age Mediterranean exchange, a discussion begun in antiquity. Real progress requires relearning the Mediterranean as a historical system. These essays illustrate the problems such study must overcome.

David S Secret Demons


Author : Baruch Halpern
language : en
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release Date : 2004


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The Bible portrays King David as an exceptional man and a paragon of godly devotion. But was he? Some scholars deny that he existed at all. Did he? This challenging book examines the written and archaeological evidence critically in an effort to paint an accurate picture of one of the Bible's central figures. Neither defending nor rejecting the traditions about David, Baruch Halpern, a leading scholar of biblical history and the ancient Near East, traces the origins and development of David's persona. Because the biblical text clearly responds to concerns that can only be contemporary with David himself, we can believe that David was both real and a central actor in the historical drama of ancient Israel. Yet at the same time, the written record also shows that contemporaries understood David's character to be much more unsavory than the tradition has hitherto allowed. Halpern digs beneath the layers of tradition to understand David as an individual, as a person. The man he uncovers turns out to have been complex, ambiguous, and--above all--surprising. According to Halpern, the image of David grew over time. He was the founder of the dynasty that perpetuated the texts about him, and they progressively exaggerated his accomplishments. But in the earliest writings David remains a modest figure, as this book shows for the first time. To understand David as a human being, one must keep in mind that he was primarily a politician who operated in a rough-and-tumble environment in which competitors were ready literally to slit throats. Halpern's work raises many provocative questions: Was David an Israelite or a Philistine? Was Solomon really David's son? Did David take the throne ofIsrael by the consent or against the will of the people? How many murders did he commit on his way to the crown? Indeed, was David someone it would have been wise to even invite to dinner? The challenging arguments in "David's Secret Demons are sure to provoke all kinds of discussion among biblical scholars and general readers alike. In addition--a big bonus--Halpern's accessible, at times humorous prose will itself draw readers everywhere into the compelling story of David found between these covers.

Rituals Of Triumph In The Mediterranean World


Author : Anthony Spalinger
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2013-06-07


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This volume presents a series of cultural reactions to successful military public proclamations by various peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world, illustrating points of similarity and diversity, and demonstrating the complex and multifaceted nature of this trans-cultural practice.

The God Dagan In Bronze Age Syria


Author : Lluís Feliu
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2003-01-01


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The book is an analysis of Dagan, the principal god of the Middle Euphrates region in the Bronze Age. It provides a full description of his character, his origin and his area of influence.

The Cypro Phoenician Pottery Of The Iron Age


Author : Nicola Schreiber
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2003


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This major study of Cypro-Phoenician (or Black-on-Red) pottery provides a fresh assessment of Iron Age East Mediterranean chronology, investigates the relative roles of Cyprus and Phoenicia in trade to the Aegean, and explores the ancient trade in perfumed oil.

Education About Asia


Author :
language : en
Publisher:
Release Date : 2008


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Luwian Identities


Author : Alice Mouton
language : en
Publisher: BRILL
Release Date : 2013-06-07


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The Luwians inhabited Anatolia and Syria some three thousand years ago. The present collective volume addresses the questions of their homeland, material and spiritual culture, and relationship with neighbors. It strives to promote Luwian studies as a new interdisciplinary research field.