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8. Idumean in Light of the Votive Deposits of Terracotta Figurines

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1. Title Title of document 8. Idumean in Light of the Votive Deposits of Terracotta Figurines - About Edom and Idumea in the Persian Period
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country Adi Erlich; University of Haifa; Israel
3. Subject Discipline(s) Archaeology; Biblical Studies; Near Eastern Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) Edom; Idumea; Persian; Hebrew Bible; Ancient Near East; Biblical archaeology; Neo-Babylonian; Arabah Valley
5. Subject Subject classification Near Eastern Studies; Hebrew Bible; archaeology; epigraphy; cultural history
6. Description Abstract Adi Erlich’s “Idumean in Light of the Votive Deposits of Terracotta Figurines” turns to this peculiar type of artifact from the Persian period. The region as whole is characterized by a number of types of terracotta figurines, which are all local variants and adaptations of Achaemenid, Phoenician, and Greek types, and among three clearly identifiable Idumean types. The types depict a horse rider, a woman with a child on her shoulder and a standing man, sometimes holding a bow and arrows. The figurines come from several votive deposits or favissae throughout the Shephelah, from Tel Miqne in the north to Tel Halif in the south. These deposits display mixed assemblages with different sources of influence, and all contain terracottas of Idumean types. This essay examines the similarities and differences between the assemblages, within the context of both the settlement hierarchy and formation of ethnic identity. The Idumean terracottas throw light on the Idumean society, values and daily life. The cult in Idumea is examined in light of the votive deposits, compared to Persian-period Phoenicia, and in regard to old traditions in the Shephelah.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-May-2022
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.42825
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; About Edom and Idumea in the Persian Period
16. Language English=en en
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