Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East (Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology)

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9780197262801: Idols of the People: Miniature Images of Clay in the Ancient Near East (Schweich Lectures on Biblical Archaeology)

These lectures investigate the numerous miniature baked clay images from Canaan, Israel and Judah (c. 1600-600 BC). They constitute vital evidence for the imagery and domestic rituals of ordinary people, but significantly are not explicitly mentioned in the Old Testament. These terracottas are treated as a distinctive phenomenon with roots deep in prehistory. Attention is focused on whether or not the female representations are worshippers of unknown deities or images of known goddesses, particularly in Early Israelite religion.

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P.R.S. Moorey is Formerly Acting Director, Keeper of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; Fellow of the British Academy.

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Idols of the People is an excellent little book, and I would even venture to say that it was Roger Moorey's best book, a best book among a number of superb publications. * Zainab Bahrani, Bibliotheca Orientalis *

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