New publication: “Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament”

978-3-525-53460-1Izaak J. de Hulster, Brent A. Strawn & Ryan P. Bonfiglio (eds) (2015) Iconographic Exegesis of the Hebrew Bible / Old Testament: An Introduction to Its Method and Practice. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. 

Studying ancient visual art that is contemporary with the documents of the Old Testament/Hebrew Bible affords remarkable insight on the meaning and historical context of the biblical text, and also facilitates greater understanding of how the ancient authors and audiences saw, thought, and made sense of the world. Each chapter of this book provides an exegesis of a particular biblical text or theme in light of ancient Near Eastern iconography. The approach on display here enables beginners as well as advanced readers to integrate iconography into their toolbox of exegetical skills and thereby gain a more comprehensive understanding of the biblical text.

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