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Author Popović, Mladen

Title Reading the human body : physiognomics and astrology in the Dead Sea scrolls and Hellenistic-early Roman period Judaism / by Mladen Popović
Published Leiden : Brill, 2007

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Description 1 online resource (xx, 346 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah, 0169-9962 ; v. 67
Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah ; v. 67.
Contents ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; ABBREVIATIONS; INTRODUCTION; CHAPTER ONE: READING 4QZODIACAL PHYSIOGNOMY (4Q186) AND 4QPHYSIOGNOMY AR (4Q561): TEXTS, GENRE, AND STRUCTURE; CHAPTER TWO: TO READ STRANGE MATTERS FROM THE HUMAN BODY: PHYSIOGNOMICS IN BABYLONIAN AND GRECO-ROMAN CULTURE AND LITERATURE; CHAPTER THREE: "IN THE FOOT OF TAURUS": ASTROLOGICAL NOTIONS IN 4QZODIACAL PHYSIOGNOMY (4Q186); CHAPTER FOUR: "THERE IS A SPIRIT FOR HIM ... ": HUMAN OR ZODIACAL SPIRITS IN 4QZODIACAL PHYSIOGNOMY (4Q186)
Summary Offering fresh reconstructions and interpretations of physiognomic and astrological texts from Qumran in comparison with Babylonian and Greco-Roman texts, this book gives a fresh view of their sense, function, and status within the Qumran community and Second Temple Judaism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes Text is in English with some Hebrew and Aramaic
Print version record
SUBJECT Dead Sea scrolls. 4Q -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Dead Sea scrolls fast
Subject Physiognomy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism.
Jewish astrology.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings.
Physiognomy -- Religious aspects -- Judaism
Jewish astrology
Dode-Zeerollen.
Fysiognomiek.
Astrologie.
Essenen.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9047420462
9789047420460
9004157174
9789004157170
Other Titles Physiognomics and astrology in the Dead Sea scrolls and Hellenistic-early Roman period Judaism