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The good and evil serpent : how a universal symbol became Christianized, James H. Charlesworth

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The good and evil serpent : how a universal symbol became Christianized
Title
The good and evil serpent
Title remainder
how a universal symbol became Christianized
Statement of responsibility
James H. Charlesworth
Title variation
Good & evil serpent
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The serpent of ancient times was more often associated with positive attributes like healing and eternal life than it was with negative meanings. This groundbreaking book explores in plentiful detail the symbol of the serpent from 40,000 BCE to the present, and from diverse regions in the world. In doing so it emphasizes the creativity of the biblical authors' use of symbols and argues that we must today reexamine our own archetypal conceptions with comparable creativity.--From publisher description
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Charlesworth, James H
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
BT982
LC item number
.C45 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
The Anchor Yale Bible reference library
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  • Devil
  • Symbolism
  • Snakes
  • Good and evil
  • Good and evil
  • Serpents
  • Serpents
  • Serpents in the Bible
  • Slangen (biologie)
  • Symboliek
  • Goed en kwaad
  • Religieuze aspecten
Label
The good and evil serpent : how a universal symbol became Christianized, James H. Charlesworth
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-678) and indexes
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Physiology undergirds symbology : thirty-two virtually unique characteristics of a snake
  • Realia and iconography : the symbolism of the serpent in the ancient Near East (and the religion of Israel)
  • The perception that the serpent is a positive symbol in Greek and Roman literature
  • The full spectrum of the meaning of serpent symbolism in the Fertile Crescent
  • Serpent symbolism in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
  • The symbolism of the serpent in the Gospel of John
Control code
223872424
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 719 p.
Isbn
9780300140828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036207
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)223872424
Label
The good and evil serpent : how a universal symbol became Christianized, James H. Charlesworth
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 487-678) and indexes
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Physiology undergirds symbology : thirty-two virtually unique characteristics of a snake
  • Realia and iconography : the symbolism of the serpent in the ancient Near East (and the religion of Israel)
  • The perception that the serpent is a positive symbol in Greek and Roman literature
  • The full spectrum of the meaning of serpent symbolism in the Fertile Crescent
  • Serpent symbolism in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament)
  • The symbolism of the serpent in the Gospel of John
Control code
223872424
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xix, 719 p.
Isbn
9780300140828
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2008036207
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)223872424

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