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- DescriptionIn a perplexing passage from the Gospel of John , Jesus is likened to the most reviled creature in Christian symbology: the snake. Attempting to understand how the Fourth Evangelist could have made such a surprising analogy, this book explores in detail the symbol of the serpent from 40,000 BCE onwards, and from diverse regions in the world.
- Author BiographyJames H. Charlesworth is George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, and director and editor of the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project, Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of more than sixty books and six hundred articles. He lives in Princeton, NJ.
- Author(s)James H. Charlesworth
- PublisherYale University Press
- Date of Publication03/12/2007
- GenreChristianity: Bibles & Liturgy
- Series TitleThe Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library
- Place of PublicationNew Haven
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintYale University Press
- Content Note102 b-w illus.
- Weight1179 g
- Width155 mm
- Height234 mm
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