Beware the Evil Eye Volume 1

The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World--Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt

By John H. Elliott

Beware the Evil Eye Volume 1

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  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 11/11/2015
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Beware the Evil Eye Volume 1

The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World--Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt

By John H. Elliott

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  • ISBN: 9781620321478
  • Pages: 224
  • Publication Date: 11/11/2015
  • Retail Price: $27.00
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  • Publication Date: 1/1/1970
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About-

In the "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus of Nazareth makes reference to one of the oldest beliefs in the ancient world--the malignity of an Evil Eye. The Holy Scriptures in their original languages contain no less than twenty-four references to the Evil Eye, although this is obscured by most modern Bible translations. John H. Elliott's Beware the Evil Eye describes this belief and associated practices, its history, its voluminous appearances in ancient cultures, and the extensive research devoted to it over the centuries in order to unravel this enigma for readers who have never heard of the Evil Eye and its presence in the Bible.

Endorsements & Reviews-

Evil Eye beliefs and practices are founded on coherent pre- modern theories of vision and make sense in cultural situations where the vagaries of chance, accidents, disease, and death impinge on all aspects of human life. Elliott’s two volumes offer the teacher an invaluable resource for helping students think about practices that have had salience from the times of the Sumerians until our day.”

“It is impossible in a review adequately to describe the breadth of Elliott’s work, since he seems to have ferreted out of 2000 years of ancient cultures practically every instantiation of Evil Eye belief and practice, of which there seem to be hundreds of variations. The two volumes are splendidly illustrated throughout with photographs and drawings of hundreds of amulets, gurines, mosaics, and inscriptions. This collection will become a standard reference work in ethnography.”

---John S. Kloppenborg,

Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, ON

Contributors-

John H. Elliott

Bio(s)-

John H. Elliott is Professor of New Testament Emeritus at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Conflict, Community, and Honor (2007).

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