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Beware the Evil Eye:

The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World (Volume 1: Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt)

By John H. Elliott

Beware the Evil Eye

Beware the Evil Eye:

The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World (Volume 1: Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt)

By John H. Elliott

The first in a four-volume series exploring belief in the Evil Eye and the practices associated with it amongst the cultures of the Biblical world.

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ISBN: 9780227175682

Specifications: 229x153mm, 232pp, b&w illustrations

Published: April 2016

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Published: April 2016

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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.

List of Illustrations
Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations for Chapter 1: Introduction
Abbreviations for Chapter 2: Mesopotamia and Egypt

1. Introduction
     Definition and Description
     Terminology for "Evil Eye" in Various Languages
     Salient Features of Evil Eye Belief and Practice
     The Origin and Distribution of Evil Eye Belief and Practice
     The Matrix and Conditions of Evil Eye Belief and Practice
     Research on the Evil Eye from Past to Present
     Method, Aims, and Procedure of This Study

2. Mesopotamia and Egypt
     The Evil Eye in Mesopotamia and Related Cultures
     The Evil Eye in Egypt
     Evil Eye Belief and Practice in Mesopotamia and Egypt – Summary and Conclusion
     Summary and Conclusion

Bibliography for Chapter 1: Introduction
Bibliography for Chapter 2: Mesopotamia and Egypt
Index

John H. Elliott is Professor Emeritus of Theology and Religious Studies at the University of San Francisco. He is the author of Conflict, Community, and Honour (2007).