Coming Soon: ‘Divine Presence in Ancient Near Eastern Temples by Prof. Michael Hundley

Coming soon to Religion Compass: ‘Divine Presence in Ancient Near Eastern Temples’ by Prof. Michael Hundley – PROVISIONAL ABSTRACT:
This article addresses ancient Near Eastern conceptions of divine presence in the realm of the temple, considering evidence from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Hittite Anatolia and Syria-Palestine. It analyzes the perceived religious function of ancient Near Eastern temples, cult images, the installation and maintenance of divine presence, as well as the complicated relationship between the deity and its cult image and between a deity’s various cult images.

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