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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


Samson: Maleness, Charisma, Warrior Status, and Hair

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/9780195181142.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the nexus in Israelite culture between maleness, charisma, warrior status, and hair. Central to this chapter is a close reading of tales in Judges 13–16 about the superhero ... More


Abraham and Isaac Among the Nations (19:30–Chap. 21): Lot's Foreign Children and Abraham the Foreigner (19:30–Chap. 20) Abraham's Child and the Foreigners (Chap. 21)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0026
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The incestuous birth of the grandchildren of Lot (19:30–38) forms a stark contrast with the birth of Isaac, the laughter‐related child of Abraham and Sarah (21:1–7). Both these birth texts lead to ... More


Isaac's Jacob‐Oriented Journey (25:19–26:33): The Family: Problems of Birth and Beauty (25:19–26:11) The Family: Problems of Birth and Beauty (25:19–26:11) The Outside World: Problems With Contending Philistines and Wealth (26:12–33)

Thomas L. Brodie

in Genesis as Dialogue: A Literary, Historical, and Theological Commentary

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195138368
eISBN:
9780199834037
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195138368.003.0029
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Bible's first biography‐like narrative, that of Jacob, begins here. The diptych (Genesis 25:19–26:33) gives an important role to Isaac, first to his family (25:19–26:11), then to the world around ... More


Fast-Fish and the Temple of the Philistines

Reeve Huston

in Land and Freedom: Rural Society, Popular Protest, and Party Politics in Antebellum New York

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195136005
eISBN:
9780199848782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195136005.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter begins with a passage from Herman Melville, published in 1851, which offers a painful insight into the politics and economy of his era. Regarding property in human beings, the law of ... More


Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Malachi

Gerald O'Collins, SJ

in Salvation for All: God's Other Peoples

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199238903
eISBN:
9780191696794
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199238903.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter highlights several passages from the prophetical books namely the Book of Isaiah, Book of Jeremiah, and Book of Malachi in order to examine what they can suggest about the religious ... More


Chapter Three

Nancy Disher Baird

in Josie Underwood's Civil War Diary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813125312
eISBN:
9780813135151
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813125312.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

War and occupation by a large military group changed life for all residents of south central Kentucky. The pleasures of life ceased for many. Josie wrote that daily existence went from “bad to ... More


Ancient Israel's Neighbors

Brian R. Doak

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190690595
eISBN:
9780190690632
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690595.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The purpose of this book is to tell the story of Israel’s nearest neighbors—not only discovering what the Bible has to say about them but also what we can know from archaeology, ancient inscriptions, ... More


The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel

Victor H. Matthews

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190231149
eISBN:
9780190231187
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190231149.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This volume provides a basic introduction to the historical, archaeological, and contextual aspects of ancient Israel during its formative period in the Bronze and Iron Age. It integrates ... More


Tocqueville’s America

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Tocqueville applied Rousseau’s critique of the Enlightenment to modern democracy. He saw in the age of equality the possibility of a new and unprecedented form of despotism arising out of ... More


The Canaanites of Africa: The Origins of the Berbers according to Medieval Muslim and Jewish Authors

Paul Fenton

in The Gift of the Land and the Fate of the Canaanites in Jewish Thought

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199959808
eISBN:
9780199366408
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199959808.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that, from the Middle Ages onward, certain Arab historians came to identify the North African Berbers with the Middle Eastern Canaanites. Influenced by rabbinic traditions which ... More


Before the Empire: The Southern Levant in the Eighth Century BCE

Avraham Faust

in The Neo-Assyrian Empire in the Southwest: Imperial Domination and its Consequences

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9780198841630
eISBN:
9780191913433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198841630.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Non-Classical

Chapter 2 (‘Before the Empire: the Southern Levant in the Eighth Century BCE’) lays the foundation for the research. In order to understand the impact of Assyrian imperial domination, one must ... More


Crete

Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish

in A Guide to Biblical Sites in Greece and Turkey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195139174
eISBN:
9780197561706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195139174.003.0015
Subject:
Archaeology, Biblical Archaeology

Crete is the largest and most southerly of all the Greek islands. It is also one of the most visited, due to both its beauty and its famous ancient sites. By far the best-known of these attractions ... More


The Burnt Group of Amenhotep III

Valentina Gasperini

in Tomb Robberies at the End of the New Kingdom: The Gurob Burnt Groups Reinterpreted

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198818786
eISBN:
9780191917271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198818786.003.0005
Subject:
Archaeology, Egyptian Archaeology

Egyptian Pottery Nile Silt Egyptian imitation of one-handled ‘Philistine’ cooking jug Inventory number: Ashmolean Museum AN1890.910 Dimensions: H 9.4 cm; D 8 cm; T 0.4 cm; T of the handle: 0.8 ... More


Eurasian Bronze Age Unsettled Climatic Times

Anthony McMichael

in Climate Change and the Health of Nations: Famines, Fevers, and the Fate of Populations

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190262952
eISBN:
9780197559581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190262952.003.0011
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

The Story Now Moves beyond the mid-Holocene. By around 4000 B.C.E., viable agrarian settlements had appeared in many parts of the world. Not only could larger populations be supported, but surplus ... More


The Coming of the Taboo: Pigs in the Iron Age

Max D. Price

in Evolution of a Taboo: Pigs and People in the Ancient Near East

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
December 2020
ISBN:
9780197543276
eISBN:
9780197543306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197543276.003.0007
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

Zooarchaeological evidence from the Iron Age southern Levant allows the reconstruction of a taboo among the ancient Israelites, which developed in large part as a reaction against the food habits of ... More


The Philistines

Brian R. Doak

in Ancient Israel's Neighbors

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190690595
eISBN:
9780190690632
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190690595.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In a political and military sense, none of Israel’s neighbors loom as large in the biblical imagination as the Philistines. Indeed, the Bible depicts the Philistines as inextricably involved with ... More


Settlement and Competition in Iron Age I Canaan: An Archaeological, Political, and Social Perspective

Victor H. Matthews

in The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190231149
eISBN:
9780190231187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190231149.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines the forces (environmental, economic, and political) that contributed to the nearly complete transformation of the eastern Levant at the end of the Late Bronze Age, including the ... More


Transition from Iron I to Iron II: The Early Monarchy

Victor H. Matthews

in The History of Bronze and Iron Age Israel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190231149
eISBN:
9780190231187
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190231149.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The principal issue in this chapter is a discussion of whether or not a united monarchy existed during the tenth century BCE. That requires an analysis of current archaeological data, extrabiblical ... More


Conclusion: Crossing the Sea

David Abulafia

in The Great Sea: A Human History of the Mediterranean

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195323344
eISBN:
9780197562499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195323344.003.0050
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Cultural and Historical Geography

It is tempting to try to reduce the history of the Mediterranean to a few common features, to attempt to define a ‘Mediterranean identity’ or to insist that certain physical features of the region ... More


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