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Gods in the desert

Gods in the desert
religions of the Ancient Near East

  • ISBN: 9780742562264
  • Lugar de la edición: Plymouth. Reino Unido
  • Encuadernación: Cartoné
  • Medidas: 24 cm
  • Nº Pág.: 309
  • Idiomas: Inglés

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Resumen

Gods in the Desert explores the fascinating religious cultures of the ancient Near East. From the mysterious pyramids, tombs, and temples of Egypt to the powerful heroes, gods, and legends of Mesopotamia, Glenn Holland guides readers through the early religions that are the root of many of today's major faiths. Holland compares the religions of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and Syria- Palestine, including Israel and Judah, from the Neolithic era through the conquest of Alexander the Great. He provides a historical survey of each region, then discusses the gods, the rulers, the afterlife, and the worship rituals. This accessible overview makes clear how these religions converged and diverged, and are intimately connected to many of the religions we recognize today, sometimes in surprising ways. - Includes useful tools for reference, including four maps of the region, a glossary of key terms, a timeline of critical events, and an index. - Brings ancient stories like The Epic of Gilgamesh to life through rich historical context

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