Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

22. Ancient Iconic Texts and Scholarly Expertise

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

James W. Watts [+-]
Syracuse University
James W. Watts is Professor of Religion at Syracuse University and the author of Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

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This chapter probes the origins of iconic textuality in the ancient Near East, informed by post-colonial perspectives on iconic texts. The surviving art and texts from ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia exhibit at least four forms of iconic textuality: monumental inscriptions, portraits of scribes, displays and manipulations of ritual texts, and beliefs in heavenly texts.

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Watts, James W.. 22. Ancient Iconic Texts and Scholarly Expertise. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 407-418 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21426. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21426. May 2013

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