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By Jill Middlemas

Even if makes an attempt to appreciate the expansion of aniconism specialize in the Pentateuchal criminal fabric, students more and more make connection with the prophetic literature to light up the talk. Jill Middlemas presents the 1st finished research of the prophets with realization to rhetorical options that mirror anti-iconic notion and advertise iconoclasm. After illuminating the idol polemics, that's the rhetoric in general linked to aniconism, she attracts out how prophecy additionally exposes a reticence in the direction of cultic symbols and psychological photos of Yahweh. even as the topic of incomparability in addition to using metaphor and a number of imaging, mockingly, display extra how you can convey aniconic trust or the destabilization of a unmarried divine snapshot. Middlemas' research of prophetic aniconism sheds new mild on interpretations of the main iconic expression within the previous testomony, the imago dei passages in Genesis, the place God is related to create humanity within the divin e picture.

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The text is notoriously difficult and different from the preceding woe oracles of which it is the last in a series of five. Uniquely, the oracle begins with a question in v. 18 that establishes the background for the woe declaration in 46 Dick, “Prophetic Parodies” (1999): 17–18, considers the sequence to correspond to the stages in the preparation of the statues. 47 Holladay, Jeremiah I (1986): 330; Lundblom, Jeremiah 1–20 (1999): 583–84. 48 Reimer, Oracles (1993): 76–78; Dick, “Prophetic Parodies” (1999): 16–30.

Cf. Elliger, Deuterojesaja (1978): 59–81; Holter, IdolFabrication Passages (1995): 33–126. 56 On Mesopotamian rituals, see Jacobsen, “The Graven Image” (1987): 22–28; Matsushima, “Divine Statues” (1993); Berlejung, “Washing the Mouth” (1997): 68–72; van der Toorn, “The Iconic Book” (1997): 232–39, 233 n. 6 for additional references; Berlejung, Theologie (1998); Walker and Dick, “Induction” (1999); Dick, “Prophetic Parodies” (1999): 16–30; Sommer, Bodies of God (2009): 22; Smith, Origins (2001): 182–88; Feder, “Aniconic Tradition” (2013): 270.

Bowing down) is not found. 45 Lundberg, “Mis Pi Rituals” (2007): 220–21. Polemic Against the Idols Passages 31 scribed as carved objects (v. 3), overlaid with silver and gold (v. 4, 9a), stabilized with nails (v. 4b), and given clothes (v. 46 The images are “the product of the artisan and the hands of the goldsmith” and “the product of the wise (alluding to the Babylonian wise men)” (v. 9b, cf. v. 47 Ontologically, they are comparable to “scarecrows in a cucumber field” that “cannot speak”, “have to be carried”, and “cannot walk” (v.

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