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Menschenbilder und Körperkonzepte im Alten Israel, in Ägypten und im Alten Orient
Berlejung, Angelika, Jan Dietrich and Joachim Friedrich Quack, editors

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012 pp. xii + 695. €119.00

Series Information
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike, 9

Description: Published in German. Ideas of man and concepts of the body are closely linked, and are a key factor in defining anthropological theories and problems. In addition, they are closely connected to the social structure of each cultural region, which itself has a continuous influence on human actions and attitudes, but which at the same time is also the result of human actions and attitudes. Scholars from various disciplines used this as their basis to explore the subject in their own cultural field (Old Testament/Palestine, Egypt and the Ancient Near East), each of them taking the perspective of their own methodological approach. The studies incorporate both, text and image sources. It is the authors’ common goal to provide a precise description of specific anthropological developments which are dependent on time and culture and to include a discussion of basic issues of the conditio humana.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, Social-Scientific Approaches, Anthropology

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Review by Mark W. Hamilton
Published 4/10/2015
Citation: Mark W. Hamilton, review of Angelika Berlejung, Jan Dietrich, and Joachim Friedrich Quack, eds., Menschenbilder und Körperkonzepte im Alten Israel, in Ägypten und im Alten Orient, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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