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Opportunity and Date for the Use of Hammurabi’s and Other Cuneiform Laws

David P. Wright

in Inventing God's Law: How the Covenant Code of the Bible Used and Revised the Laws of Hammurabi

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195304756
eISBN:
9780199866830
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195304756.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter discusses the inadequacy of other theories for explaining the similarities between the Covenant Code and the Laws of Hammurabi, including coincidence, the use of common scribal ... More


The Gospel in Ancient Christian Churches

Ted A. Campbell

in The Gospel in Christian Traditions

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195370638
eISBN:
9780199870738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195370638.003.003
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter discusses the ways in which the gospel message was transmitted in ancient Christian churches that survive today, specifically, the Catholic (or “Roman Catholic”) Church, Eastern Orthodox ... More


The Neo‐Assyrian origins of the canon formula in Deuteronomy 13:1

Bernard M. Levinson

in Scriptural Exegesis: The Shapes of Culture and the Religious Imagination: Essays in Honour of Michael Fishbane

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199206575
eISBN:
9780191709678
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199206575.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This chapter investigates the so-called ‘canon formula’ found in Deut 13:1. The prohibitions against disloyalty in Esarhaddon's Succession Treaty (VTE § 10) have previously been recognized as an ... More


Early Greek Infantry Fighting in a Mediterranean Context

Kurt A. Raaflaub

in Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.003.0005
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter highlights ideas on early Greek infantry fighting in a Mediterranean context. It places the emergence of hoplite warfare as part of a long interactive process associated with the rise of ... More


Nahum

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Most scholars tend to overlook Nahum because of its purportedly vengeful spirit, but the book is designed to celebrate the downfall of the city of Nineveh in 612 b.c.e. Because Nineveh was the ... More


Isaiah

Marvin A. Sweeney

in King Josiah of Judah: The Lost Messiah of Israel

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133240
eISBN:
9780199834693
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133242.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Study of the book of Isaiah has tended to focus on the reconstruction of the “authentic” words of the eighth‐century prophet and the exile or postexilic redaction of his book. Nevertheless, ... More


Introduction

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This introductory chapter first sets out the purpose of the book, which is to describe the Assyrian Mission, its agents, and its ideology. It then briefly describes the terminologies and the sources ... More


Archbishop Benson’s Mission 1884–1890

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter focuses on Archbishop Benson's interest in the Church of the East and the Assyrian mission. Riley's report of November 1884, Narrative of a Visit to the Assyrian Christians in Kurdistan, ... More


Haunting the Reading Room: Ezra Pound and the British Museum's Egyptian and Assyrian Collections

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter considers the importance of the British Museum Reading Room to the literary figures of early twentieth-century London. The poet Ezra Pound is shown to have visited in the first instance ... More


Nineveh, Amarna, Kyoto: Gill, Epstein, Gaudier-Brzeska, and the Direct Carving Revolution

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter argues that the key technical innovation of Modernist sculpture—the switch from clay modelling to direct carving in stone —was prompted by the desire of London sculptors such as Epstein, ... More


‘The More Serious Art that One Likes’: T. E. Hulme, Jacob Epstein, and the Making of a Global Classicism

Rupert Richard Arrowsmith

in Modernism and the Museum: Asian, African, and Pacific Art and the London Avant-Garde

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199593699
eISBN:
9780191595684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199593699.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter shows that the development of T. E. Hulme's mature philosophy was highly dependent on alterations in the way he interpreted the art of various periods and cultures. His early fixation on ... More


Documented Cases of Transmission History, Part 2: Broader Trends

David M. Carr

in The Formation of the Hebrew Bible: A New Reconstruction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199742608
eISBN:
9780199918737
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742608.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Building on the previous two chapters, this one expands to a survey of four broad trends in documented cases of transmission. This includes further survey of memory variants, an argument for a ... More


Persia and Egypt: The Historical Context

Stephen Ruzicka

in Trouble in the West: Egypt and the Persian Empire, 525-332 BC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199766628
eISBN:
9780199932719
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199766628.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Persian-Egyptian conflict was actually one phase of continuous conflict between successive Near Eastern imperial powers and Egypt, which contested for control of the Levant (Syria-Palestine). ... More


Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance

Aidan Dodson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789774165313
eISBN:
9781617971280
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165313.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

During the half-millennium from the eleventh through the sixth centuries BC, the power and the glory of the imperial pharaohs of the New Kingdom crumbled in the face of internal crises and external ... More


Absorption by Assyria (8th century)

Trevor Bryce

in The World of The Neo-Hittite Kingdoms: A Political and Military History

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199218721
eISBN:
9780191739101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199218721.003.0013
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical, Ancient Religions

This chapter witnesses the reduction of the Neo-Hittite kingdoms, along with many other cities and states west of the Euphrates, from sometime tributaries of the Assyrians to mere provincial ... More


The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

J. F. Coakley

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

In the years before the First World War the Church of England maintained a mission of help to the Assyrian Church of the East (popularly known as the Nestorian Church) in its then homeland, a corner ... More


Writing, Law, and Kingship in Old Babylonian Mesopotamia

Dominique Charpin

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226101583
eISBN:
9780226101590
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226101590.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

Ancient Mesopotamia, the fertile crescent between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what is now western Iraq and eastern Syria, is considered to be the cradle of civilization—home of the Babylonian ... More


First Acquaintance

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter begins with a description of the Church of the East. The Church of the East is simply the church of the ancient Persian Empire with a history dating back to the planting of anonymous ... More


Towards A Mission 1868–1884

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter discusses the movement in the Church of England to help the Church of the East between 1868 and 1884. It was 1868 before the movement began again to acquire momentum. Thereafter, ... More


Growth and Development 1890–1896

J.F. COAKLEY

in The Church of the East and the Church of England: A History of the Archbishop of Canterbury's Assyrian Mission

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198267447
eISBN:
9780191683268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198267447.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Church History

This chapter discusses the growth and development of the Assyrian Mission from 1890–1896. The scale of the Mission as a whole increased little by little over the first ten years of its existence. At ... More


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