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To your tents, O Israel! [electronic resource] : the terminology, function, form, and symbolism of tents in the Hebrew Bible and the ancient Near East / by Michael M. Homan.

By: Homan, Michael M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Culture and history of the ancient Near East: v. 12.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2002Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 229 p., [64] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 1417573414 (electronic bk.); 9781417573417 (electronic bk.); 9047401581; 9789047401582; 9789004126060; 9004126066.Subject(s): Tents in the Bible | Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Tents -- Middle East | Middle East -- Antiquities | Tabernacle | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Biblical Studies -- Old Testament | Tenten | Oude Testament | Oudheid | Altes Testament | Stiftsh�utte | Zelt | Wortfeld | Metapher | Alter Orient | Hebr�aischGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: To your tents, O Israel!.DDC classification: 221.9/5 Other classification: 11.43 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Plates; Acknowledgments; Chapter One. INTRODUCTION; Chapter Two. TENT TERMINOLOGY: THE MANY WORDS FOR TENTS AND THEIR INTERCHANGEABILITY; Chapter Three. TENT HOMES: THE TEXTUAL CASE FOR ANCIENT ISRAEL'S TENT-DWELLING HERITAGE; Chapter Four. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TENTS AND PASTORAL NOMADS; Chapter Five. MILITARY TENTS: AN ANCIENT TRADITION; Chapter Six. LOVE TENTS: SEX AND MARRIAGE UNDER TENT SHELTERS; Chapter Seven. TABERNACLE PARALLELS: NEAR EASTERN PORTABLE SHRINES ACROSS THE AGES.
Summary: An examination of the function, form and symbolism of ancient tents, specifically in the Hebrew Bible, but also in the greater context of the Ancient Near East. It explores the terminology associated with tents, along with their manifold usage: domiciliary, military, nuptial and religious.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [193]-214) and indexes.

Table of Contents; List of Abbreviations; List of Figures; List of Plates; Acknowledgments; Chapter One. INTRODUCTION; Chapter Two. TENT TERMINOLOGY: THE MANY WORDS FOR TENTS AND THEIR INTERCHANGEABILITY; Chapter Three. TENT HOMES: THE TEXTUAL CASE FOR ANCIENT ISRAEL'S TENT-DWELLING HERITAGE; Chapter Four. THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TENTS AND PASTORAL NOMADS; Chapter Five. MILITARY TENTS: AN ANCIENT TRADITION; Chapter Six. LOVE TENTS: SEX AND MARRIAGE UNDER TENT SHELTERS; Chapter Seven. TABERNACLE PARALLELS: NEAR EASTERN PORTABLE SHRINES ACROSS THE AGES.

An examination of the function, form and symbolism of ancient tents, specifically in the Hebrew Bible, but also in the greater context of the Ancient Near East. It explores the terminology associated with tents, along with their manifold usage: domiciliary, military, nuptial and religious.

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