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Völkening, Helga

Imago Dei versus Kultbild

Die Sapientia Salomonis als jüdisch-hellenistischer Beitrag zur antiken Bilderdebatte

[Imago Dei versus Cultural Icon: The Wisdom of Solomon as a Jewish-Hellenistic Contribution to the Ancient Debate on Images]

Series:Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 508

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    January 2020
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    Aims and Scope

    The study spotlights the importance of ethical discourse on icons in the Book of Wisdom. Using structural, semantic, and topological analyses, it shows that parenesis about false and true images of God is an overarching theme, and contextualizes it in terms of tradition and cultural history. The text makes a unique contribution to the ancient debate on images by positing that they fulfill the imago dei invested in human beings.


    23.0 x 15.5 cm
    Approx. 590 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Sapientia Salomonis; Wisdom of Solomon; Book of Wisdom; Imago Dei

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    Helga Völkening, University of Potsdam, Germany.

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