Die Zahl Sieben im Alten Orient: Studien zur Zahlensymbolik in der Bibel und ihrer altorientalischen Umwelt

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Gotthard G. G. Reinhold
Peter Lang, 2008 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 177 pages
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In close cooperation with colleagues belonging to different universities, museums and archaeological institutions around the world, the final editor Gotthard G. G. Reinhold is the first to offer us an exhaustive contribution on the symbolism of the number seven in the Ancient Near East. Special attention is given to archaeological material related to various elements relevant to the number seven: decoration on ancient pottery, iconography on stamp and cylinder seals, ivory and shell carving and inlays, depictions on cuneiform tablets, decoration of oil lamps, coins, rock carvings, etc. As for the Bible, the heptades in the cultic life of the Old Testament, in narratives, war traditions, Psalms and Proverbs, in prophetic literature (in both the Old and New Testaments), in the onomasticon and in the literary structure of the biblical texts are traced and analysed. This is an important volume on the subject of numerical symbolism in the Ancient Near East for professors, students and ancient near eastern archaeologists interested in Bible alike.

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Der Herausgeber: Gotthard G. G. Reinhold wurde 1945 in Erkner geboren. Von 1967 bis 1972 studierte er im Direktstudium Theologie und absolvierte von 1974 bis 1979 ein Zusatzstudium in Vor- und Frühgeschichte an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. 1989 promovierte er am Fachbereich Religionswissenschaften der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main. The Editor: Gotthard G. G. Reinhold was born 1945 in Erkner. He studied Theology from 1967 to 1972 and completed additional studies in Prehistory and Early History in the years 1974 to 1979 at the Humboldt University of Berlin. 1989 he received his Ph.D. in Religious Sciences at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt am Main.

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