Tuesday, April 02, 2013

What? No images?

Patterns discerned in the domestic assemblages of Israel and Judah that suggest that religious practices were performed by or in nuclear or extended families are essentially identical to patterns seen in domestic assemblages from Jordan, Philistia, Phoenicia, and Syria. One apparent difference is the occasional occurrence of clearly divine images in the households of Ammon, Philistia, Phoenicia, and Syria; images of this sort have not been found in Iron Age Israel and Judah.—Family and Household Religion in Ancient Israel and the Levant, page 226

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Seems the ban on images in the scripture was taken seriously, no?
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