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Hair in the Material Culture and Art of the Ancient Near East

Susan Niditch

in "My Brother Esau Is a Hairy Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195181142
eISBN:
9780199869671
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181142.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the ways in which ancient Near Eastern visual representations may shed light on the role and significance of hair in ancient Israel. Critical throughout are the ways in which ... More


 The Wilderness Tradition and the Origin of Israel

James K. Hoffmeier

in Ancient Israel in Sinai: The Evidence for the Authenticity of the Wilderness Traditions

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2005
ISBN:
9780195155464
eISBN:
9780199835652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/0195155467.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The book concludes with discussing some implications of the wilderness tradition for the origins of Israel debate. The indigenous origins of Israel in and from the Canaanites is rejected because of ... More


Bedouin Israelites in the Hebrew Bible

Clinton Bailey

in Bedouin Culture in the Bible

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780300121827
eISBN:
9780300245639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300121827.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter explores the question of what the abundance of Bedouin culture in the Bible tells us about the possibility that the ancient Israelites who were depicted there as nomads were indeed that. ... More


Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt

Colleen Manassa

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982226
eISBN:
9780199369959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982226.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book examines four tales within the corpus of ancient Egyptian literature. During the Ramesside Period, the ancient Egyptians composed stories set two or even three centuries earlier. Known by ... More


The Libyan Battle Story

Colleen Manassa

in Imagining the Past: Historical Fiction in New Kingdom Egypt

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199982226
eISBN:
9780199369959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199982226.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Composed only a generation after the Battle of Perire, in year 5 of the reign of Merneptah, The Libyan Battle Story is attested in a single papyrus, Louvre N 3136. Two columns of text describe an ... More


Egypt, Land, and the Patron Deity in Emergent Israel

Mark Leuchter

in The Levites and the Boundaries of Israelite Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190665098
eISBN:
9780190665128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190665098.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Emergent Israel’s position in the central Canaanite and Transjordanian highlands can be traced to an earlier culture of conflict between Egyptian forces and a precursor group identified in the ... More


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