Review of Kapelrud, Arvid S. “Temple Building, a Task for Gods and Kings.”

Kapelrud, Arvid S.  “Temple Building, a Task for Gods and Kings.”  Orientalia 32 (1963): 56-62.  Also in God and His Friends in the Old Testament, 184-90.  Oslo: Universitetsforlaget, 1979. [Mesopotamia/Construction/Kingship]

Generally the thesis of this article is there is a pattern in the ancient Middle East of temple building by victorious kings and Gods which, except for minor details, follows a similar pattern across several cultures. Temples were connections between the world of gods and men.

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