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Persian Temple Renovations and the Rebuilding of the Jerusalem Temple

Andrew R. Davis

in Reconstructing the Temple: The Royal Rhetoric of Temple Renovation in the Ancient Near East and Israel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190868963
eISBN:
9780190868994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190868963.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter shows how Persian kings used temple renovation to distance themselves from recent turmoil and to associate their reigns with more illustrious past traditions. The renovation was also the ... More


The Idea of an Archetype in Texts Stemming from the Empire Founded by Cyrus the Great

Gregory Nagy

in The Archaeology of Greece and Rome: Studies in Honour of Anthony Snodgrass

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781474417099
eISBN:
9781474426688
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474417099.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

The text of the so-called Cyrus Cylinder, as well as other writings that stem from the Persian Empire founded by Cyrus the Great, is based on the idea of an archetype. When I say archetype here, I ... More


The Lucrative Business of the Cyrus Cylinder: Commodification of an Iranian Icon

Kamyar Abdi

in Testing the Canon of Ancient Near Eastern Art and Archaeology

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190673161
eISBN:
9780190673192
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190673161.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, History of Art: pre-history, BCE to 500CE, ancient and classical, Byzantine

This chapter focuses on the Cylinder of Cyrus the Great (c. 600–530 BCE) of Persia. More commonly known as the “Cyrus Cylinder,” this archaeological find housed in the British Museum is about 22 ... More


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