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dc.contributor.authorHolloway, Steven W.en_US
dc.contributor.editorSimkins, Ronald A.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-26T18:11:20Z
dc.date.available2014-11-26T18:11:20Z
dc.date.issued2001en_US
dc.identifier.citationHolloway, Steven W. (2001), Biblical Assyria and other anxieties in the British Empire. Journal of Religion & Society, 3.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1522-5658en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/64483
dc.description.abstractThe successful "invasion" of ancient Mesopotamia by explorers in the pay of the British Museum Trustees resulted in best-selling publications, a treasure-trove of Assyrian antiquities for display purposes and scholarly excavation, and a remarkable boost to the quest for confirmation of the literal truth of the Bible. The public registered its delight with the findings through the turnstyle-twirling appeal of the British Museum exhibits, and a series of appropriations of Assyrian art motifs and narratives in popular culture - jewelry, bookends, clocks, fine arts, theater productions, and a walk-through Assyrian palace among other period mansions at the Sydenham Crystal Palace. Unfortunately for the evangelically-inclined, "the monuments" did not confirm the received narrative of the Bible with uniform transparency. King Pul of biblical fame failed to appear in the cuneiform texts, thus sparking an international twenty-year hunt that illuminates deeper anxieties in British imperial civilization.en_US
dc.publisherRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe journal is open-access and freely allows users to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of all published material for personal or academic purposes.en_US
dc.subject.otherTiglath-pileser III, King of Assyriaen_US
dc.subject.otherExcavations (Archaeology)--Middle Easten_US
dc.subject.otherImperialismen_US
dc.subject.otherAssyria in the Bibleen_US
dc.subject.otherAssyriaen_US
dc.subject.otherGreat Britain--History--1800-1899en_US
dc.subject.otherGreat Britain--Intellectual life--1800-1899en_US
dc.titleBiblical Assyria and other anxieties in the British Empireen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.rights.holderRabbi Myer and Dorothy Kripke Center, Creighton Universityen_US
dc.description.volume3en_US
dc.publisher.locationOmaha, Nebraskaen_US
dc.title.workJournal of Religion & Societyen_US


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