A fascinating look at the religious life of ancient Israel and Canaan. Advancing the study of Hebrew culture, this lavishly illustrated, meticulously researched volume draws on iconographic evidence from 1750 B.C.E. to 333 B.C.E. to reconstruct the political and religious influence of Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon on the development of Yahweh worship. 466 pages, hardcover from Fortress.
How were male and female deities understood in ancient Canaan and Israel? How was the Yahweh cult affected by religious and political features of Egypt, Assyria, and Canaan? Justifying the use of symbols and visual remains to investigate ancient religion, the authors reconstruct the emergence and development of the Yahweh cult in relation to its immediate neighbors and competitors.
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