Treated are various aspects of cultic
activities in the Eanna temple and its daily routine, the role of the goddess Istar and other deities, including minor ones, cultic
paraphernalia, clothing ceremonies, jewelry of the deities, offerings, temple personnel, sacred meals, prebends and the functions of prebendaries.
What would be helpful at this point is further clarification on the role of cultic
centralization in Judahite resistance, as Otto conceives it, to the Neo-Assyrian threat.
His asherah" is not the goddess but a cultic
symbol, perhaps a stylized tree associated with Yahweh, through which his blessing is mediated to the people.
I must, however, say that there seems to be no simple chronological classification of the year-names, something that would be most useful for reading and observing historical developments, cultic
activities, and changes in the phraseology used to formulate these events.
They cover cultic
language, concepts, and practice; sociology, ethics, and rhetoric; and textual-historical, comparative, and intertextual approaches.
The first was the Judaistic crisis of the first century that put into question the cultic
sign language of the new religion which had set aside Jewish cultic
Contributors identified only by name further his structural approach in essays on such aspects of Sumerian literature as the parodia sacra, the royal correspondence of Ur reconsidered, whether Man and His God is a wisdom poem or a cultic
lament, and how people learned to write cuneiform anyway.
Oral composition commonly involves creation of new poems, even to suit particular occasions, based upon stock phrases and accepted patterns, the presence of which points to the cultic
origin of some types of psalms (Culley 1967: 6-7, 29, 112-13).
Given the participation of Jews within their environment and the daily contact with visual representations, he views the assumption that Second Temple Judaism (Judean and Diasporic) interpreted the second commandment as prohibiting all figurative art, even forms that had no cultic
function, as highly problematic.
In fact, one can interpret teruma as a "cult-oriented economic measure" or an "economically oriented cultic
In some ways the most surprising of all, Paul even uses technical cultic
language to describe his evangelistic activity.
118) Several examples are especially noteworthy: the anthropomorphic stucco and sculptures uncovered in the manor house at Hajlabad; (119) the Sasanian building at Kis, which was embellished with zoomorphic and human-shaped images, including royal busts; and the walls of the central tetrastyle hall at the recently excavated Sasanian complex at Bandian in northern Khorasan, which were covered with stucco reliefs depicting cultic
and ritual compositions and scenes of hunt, banquet, and battle.