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Author Cryer, Frederick H.

Title Biblical and pagan societies / Frederick H. Cryer, Marie-Louise Thomsen ; edited by Bengt Ankarloo and Stuart Clark
Published Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 168 pages) : illustrations
Series Witchcraft and magic in Europe
Witchcraft and magic in Europe.
Contents pt. 1. Witchcraft and magic in Ancient Mesopotamia / Marie-Louise Thomsen -- Introduction -- Religion -- The literary tradition -- The magical texts -- Witchcraft -- The witch -- How witchcraft manifests itself -- Methods -- Anti-witchcraft rituals -- Magic -- Mesopotamian magic after the fall of Babylon -- Abbreviations for publications of cuneiform texts -- pt. 2. Magic in ancient Syria, Palestine, and in the old testament / Frederick H. Cryer -- The social-historical problem -- Constructing Syrian-Palestinian history -- Material history -- Settlement pattern and social structure -- The patronage principle -- The common Proprium of magic and religion -- The problem of definition -- The production of new magic -- The role of stories -- Magic and empiricism -- The biblical understandings of magic -- The evolutionary picture -- Pseudo-evolution: the tradition of 'priestly' divination -- Other forms of divination than prophecy -- The role of women in Israelite and Judaean magic -- Active magic -- Witchcraft, sorcery, and cursing -- The evil eye -- Witchcraft and gender -- Self-cursing: the oath -- Another self-curse: the ordeal -- The status of magic in ancient Syria-Palestine -- The practitioners
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 153-164 and index
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Subject Jewish magic.
Magic, Assyro-Babylonian.
Witchcraft -- Middle East -- History
Jewish magic.
Magic, Assyro-Babylonian.
Witchcraft.
Middle East.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Ankarloo, Bengt, 1935-
Clark, Stuart.
Thomsen, Marie-Louise.
ISBN 0567323374
9780567323378