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Iconography and the Bible
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Overviews the collection and interpretation of visual artifacts and motifs of the ancient Near East and their relevance for biblical interpretation.
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Iconography and the Bible
ICONOGRAPHY AND THE BIBLE. The study of artistic subject matter or content (as opposed to artistic techniques and styles). Iconography therefore strives to describe the appearance, development, and disappearance of certain motifs and compositions, or the substitution of one artistic form by another.
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
iconography, Christian. The subject of Christian iconography is the pictorial or symbolical representation of Christian ideas, persons, and history. It is not a form of aesthetic criticism, but, like *archaeology, an auxiliary to historical and theological studies.The earliest Christian art was mainly
Dictionary of the Old Testament: Wisdom, Poetry & Writings
Psalms 5: Iconography
PSALMS 5: ICONOGRAPHY*Imagery is the essence of biblical poetry. However, studies on biblical imagery are mostly focused on the semantic value of words in their contexts and only rarely on the actual images that may lie behind the words. Ancient Near Eastern iconography as a growing field in biblical
The Eerdmans Encyclopedia of Early Christian Art and Archaeology, Volumes 1–3
IconographyPictorial subject matter (picture language); the description, classification, and → interpretation of artifacts, images, objects, and monuments (including buildings, hence “architectural iconography”) that fall under the “visual arts” rubric. For the years 200–600 there are multiple iconographic
Traditio Clavium(the transmission of the keys; the handing down [or over] of the keys of the kingdom). Modern rubric designating a 4th-c. Christian iconographic type; this is the pendant of the more familiar → traditio legis iconography. Traditio legis has no NT literary source, but it is clearly the
Traditio Legis(the transmission of the law; the handing down [or over] of the law). Modern rubric designating a 4th-c. Christian iconographic type. In its simplest form, the type consists in three figures: 1. Christ standing on the hill of Zion (the hillock of paradise, the source of the four → rivers
Encyclopedia of Ancient Christianity
ICONOGRAPHY—ICONOLOGY. Especially after the research carried out in the 1930s by Aby Warburg, Fritz Saxl and Erwin Panofsky, the terms iconography and iconology delimit two different even if interdependent methods of investigation applied to the study of a figurative work. Iconographic investigation
The New Interpreter’s Dictionary of the Bible, Volumes 1–5
ICONOGRAPHY AND THE BIBLE
ICONOGRAPHY AND THE BIBLE. Iconography refers to the interpretation of pictorial images, especially their significative function. Images perform similarly to words in transmitting meaning and communicating ideas to observers. Study of iconography concerns the analysis of visual images within their compositional
The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media
Iconography in the Hebrew Bible
Iconography in the Hebrew Bible Research into the iconography of the Hebrew Bible has received less attention in the study of biblical themes and motifs than might be expected, given the plethora of supporting materials from surrounding cultures excavated over the last three centuries. Several factors