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Hair as a Cultural Code in Ancient Israel
Susan Niditch, Amherst College

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"My Brother Esau Is a HAiry Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel (Book)
Title: "My Brother Esau Is a HAiry Man": Hair and Identity in Ancient Israel
Author: Susan Niditch
Abstract: Hair plays an integral and intricate role in the way human beings represent and identify themselves. Treatments of hair have to do with aesthetics, social structure, religious identity, and a host of other aspects of culture. In the traditions of ancient Israel and its neighbors, hair relates to important aspects of identity concerning gender, ethnicity, holiness, and social and economic status. The goal of this monograph is to gain a deeper understanding of Israelite culture as expressed, shaped, and reinforced in images of hair, a complex symbol drawn from the body.
Year: 2008
Type: Single author monograph
ISBN: 9780195181142


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