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The forging of Israel [electronic resource] : iron technology, symbolism and tradition in ancient society / Paula M. McNutt.

By: McNutt, Paula M.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old TestamentSupplement: 108.; Social world of biblical antiquity: 8.Publisher: Sheffield : Almond Press, c1990Description: 1 online resource (307 p.) : maps.ISBN: 9780567028938 (electronic bk.); 0567028933 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Excavations (Archaeology) -- Palestine | Palestine -- Antiquities | Excavations (Archaeology) | Iron Age | Fouilles (Arch�eologie) -- Palestine | �Age du fer -- Palestine | Fer dans la Bible | Palestine -- Antiquit�es | HISTORY -- Ancient -- General | IJzer | Techniek | Symboliek | IJzertijd | Eisenzeit | Biblische Arch�aologie | Israel <Altertum> | Antiquities | PalestineGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Forging of Israel.DDC classification: 933 Other classification: 11.42 | 58.24 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
List of Tables; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 IRON TECHNOLOGY AND SYMBOLISM IN AFRICAN CULTURES; Chapter 3 BACKGROUND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IRON TECHNOLOGY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; Chapter 4 THE EARLY IRON AGE; Chapter 5 BIBLICAL SYMBOLS; Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.
Summary: In this rich and elegantly presented interdisciplinary study, the theme is the impact of iron technology on the material and cultural life of ancient Israel. The author argues that iron itself and the processes of ironworking functioned as dominant cultural symbols, conveying meanings about significant transformations that established Israel's social and religious identity. This wide-ranging monograph is particularly valuable for its integration of material about ironworking in traditional African societies, anthropological theories on symbolism and archaeological information on the developmen.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 269-290) and index.

List of Tables; List of Maps; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 INTRODUCTION; Chapter 2 IRON TECHNOLOGY AND SYMBOLISM IN AFRICAN CULTURES; Chapter 3 BACKGROUND TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF IRON TECHNOLOGY IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST; Chapter 4 THE EARLY IRON AGE; Chapter 5 BIBLICAL SYMBOLS; Chapter 6 CONCLUSIONS; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors; Index of Subjects.

In this rich and elegantly presented interdisciplinary study, the theme is the impact of iron technology on the material and cultural life of ancient Israel. The author argues that iron itself and the processes of ironworking functioned as dominant cultural symbols, conveying meanings about significant transformations that established Israel's social and religious identity. This wide-ranging monograph is particularly valuable for its integration of material about ironworking in traditional African societies, anthropological theories on symbolism and archaeological information on the developmen.

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