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La iconografia del Antiguo Oriente y el Antiguo Testamento (original 1972; edition 1972)

by Othmar Keel

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"The nineteenth century rendered the service of rediscovering the long-forgotten world of ancient Egypt and the ancient empires of Mesopotamia ... In consequence of these discoveries the Bible, once thought to be 'mankind's oldest book, ' has proved to be a relatively recent phenomenon. The bulk of its content is as far removed from the beginnings of the high cultures of the ancient Near East as it is from us (ca. 2,500 years). We now see the Bible imbedded in a broad stream of traditions of the most diverse kind and provenance. Only when this rich environment has been systematically included in the study of the OT do OT conventionalities and originalities clearly emerge. It then becomes evident where the powerful current of traditions in force for centuries, and where they give an intimation of a new energy inherently their own."--Introduction.… (more)
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The Symbolism of the Biblical World: Ancient Near Eastern Iconography and the Book of Psalms by Othmar Keel (1972)

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"The nineteenth century rendered the service of rediscovering the long-forgotten world of ancient Egypt and the ancient empires of Mesopotamia ... In consequence of these discoveries the Bible, once thought to be 'mankind's oldest book, ' has proved to be a relatively recent phenomenon. The bulk of its content is as far removed from the beginnings of the high cultures of the ancient Near East as it is from us (ca. 2,500 years). We now see the Bible imbedded in a broad stream of traditions of the most diverse kind and provenance. Only when this rich environment has been systematically included in the study of the OT do OT conventionalities and originalities clearly emerge. It then becomes evident where the powerful current of traditions in force for centuries, and where they give an intimation of a new energy inherently their own."--Introduction.

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