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Bibil Identifier bibil:203274
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Philistine Iconography
Title (English, ) A Wealth of Style and Symbolism
Author Ben-Shlomo, David
Series Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis (Volume: 241)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature SBA 75/241
Place 904(33)
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Academic Press
Place Fribourg
ISBN 978-3-7278-1654-3
Publishing house Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Place Göttingen
ISBN 978-3-525-54360-3
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages ix Pages
232 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The Philistines were immigrants from the Aegean region and Cyprus arriving at the southern coast of Palestine/Israel during the 12th century BCE. They created a distinct material culture in this region during the Iron Age (ca. 1,200-600 BCE). This book presents and discusses the corpus of iconographic representations of the Philistine culture. The assemblage studied includes objects in various media: decoration on pottery, figurative pottery, figurines, ivory carving, glyptics and other items. The figurative style and symbolism represented in the culture of the Philistines reflects both their bonds with their Aegean homeland and the ongoing process of interactions with the local host cultures in the southern Levant. Iconography thus provides an important set of evidence for understanding social, ethnic, religious and ideological aspects of the Philistine society and its neighbors in the East Mediterranean.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Ancient Near East (in general) : Themes : Philistines
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Iconography
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Archaeology of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Iron Age (1200-586)
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