Monday, January 30, 2017

The similarities continue

In Ps 8:6, however, man is not said to be clothed with glory and honor but crowned (ʿṭr) with them. With his choice of the verb ʿṭr, the psalmist emphasizes the focal point of the kābôd and hādār as the area above the shoulders surrounding the head, precisely where signature elements, divine symbols, and the melammu were located on Mesopotamian deities and kings.—The "Image of God" in the Garden of Eden, page 164

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