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The Resource Religions of the ancient Near East, Daniel C. Snell

Religions of the ancient Near East, Daniel C. Snell

Label
Religions of the ancient Near East
Title
Religions of the ancient Near East
Statement of responsibility
Daniel C. Snell
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book is a history of religious life in the Ancient Near East from the beginnings of agriculture to Alexander the Great's invasion in the 300s BCE"--
  • "This book is a history of religious life in the Ancient Near East from the beginnings of agriculture to Alexander the Great's invasion in the 300s BCE. Daniel C. Snell traces key developments in the history, daily life, and religious beliefs of the people of Ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Israel, and Iran. His research investigates the influence of those ideas on the West, with particular emphasis on how religious ideas from this historical and cultural milieu persist to influence the way modern cultures and religions view the world. Designed to be accessible to students and readers with no prior knowledge of the period, the book uses fictional vignettes to add interest to its material, which is based on careful study of archeological remains and preserved texts. The book will provide a thoughtful summary of the Ancien Near East and includes a comprehensive bibliography to guide readers in further study of related topics"--
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DLC
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Snell, Daniel C
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
BL1060
LC item number
.S64 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle East
  • Middle East
Label
Religions of the ancient Near East, Daniel C. Snell
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-176) and index
Contents
Defining time and space -- Early inklings -- Gods, gods, gods -- Cities, states, and gods -- The lure of Egypt, 4000-1400 BCE -- The gods of Egypt -- The Akhenaten dream, 1350-1300 BCE -- Practice in Egypt -- The international age, 1400-1000 BCE -- Gods and people -- The Lord is one : Israel in its environment -- The turning -- The good god and the bad god -- The lands of Baal -- Greece, Etruria, Rome, and conveying traditions -- The dead hand of the past and the living God -- Experiencing ancient Near Eastern religion
Control code
643763478
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780521864756
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010026015
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)643763478
Label
Religions of the ancient Near East, Daniel C. Snell
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 169-176) and index
Contents
Defining time and space -- Early inklings -- Gods, gods, gods -- Cities, states, and gods -- The lure of Egypt, 4000-1400 BCE -- The gods of Egypt -- The Akhenaten dream, 1350-1300 BCE -- Practice in Egypt -- The international age, 1400-1000 BCE -- Gods and people -- The Lord is one : Israel in its environment -- The turning -- The good god and the bad god -- The lands of Baal -- Greece, Etruria, Rome, and conveying traditions -- The dead hand of the past and the living God -- Experiencing ancient Near Eastern religion
Control code
643763478
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 179 p.
Isbn
9780521864756
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2010026015
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)643763478

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