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Bibil Identifier bibil:203411
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Bibel, Babel und Bilder
Title (German, ) Die Bedeutung der Archäologie für jüdische Kunst zu Beginn des 20. Jahrhunderts
Author Weber, Annette
Journal Trumah. Zeitschrift der Hochschule für Jüdische Studien, Heidelberg (Volume: 18)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language German
Pages 108-131 Pages
Genre Original
Notes Contient des illustrations.
Abstract In the aftermath of the Bible-Babel quarrel initiated by Friedrich Delitzsch in 1903 Moses Ephraim Lilien created a series of illustrations for the Bücher der Bibel (1908-1912), which show his fascination with ancient Oriental cultures. He went so far as to show Moses in the attire of an Assyrian High Priest, an idea probably taken from Immanuel Benzingers handbook Hebräische Archaeologie, which was deeply influenced by Delitzsch’ Panassyrian ideas. Whereas Lilien accepted highly ideological interpretations of archaeological findings as a base for creating authentic Jewish iconography, his contemporary Rabbi Salomon Samuel of Essen was more cautious when consulting the architect Edmund Körner in building the new local synagogue. He also acknowledged the impact of archaeology on modern Jewish culture, but he restricted its usage to quotations of decorative details. In his view authentic Jewish culture had to be multifaceted and multipolar in order to meet the manifold spiritual requirements of a modern Jewish community.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : 20th century
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Synagogue
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Architecture
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Important Persons and Movements : 17th-21st Centuries
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