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    DescriptionMusic is an essential component of all cultures. It conveys instruction, expresses emotion, and is used for teaching and recreational purposes. Without a doubt, music functioned in these capacities in ancient Israel. Although scholars rarely discuss the role of music in Israel's history and culture, recent studies have demonstrated that understanding Israel's music greatly contributes to our knowledge of the culture of ancient Israel/Palestine. "Listening to Artifacts" examines the use of music and musical instruments in the ancient Israel and Palestine. By taking a close look at some of the enigmatic and under-researched subjects of ancient music, Burgh discusses ways in which the study of music can help us understand daily life in ancient Israel better. Presently, the available collection of musical artifacts from Israel/Palestine dates from 10,000 BCE-4th century CE and numbers over 300 items. While focusing on Iron Age Israel/Palestine (1200-586 BCE), "Listening to Artifacts" uses many of these artifacts, which come from various regions, and draws on examples from surrounding Near Eastern cultures. Burgh uses plaque figurines, figurines in the round, and instrumental remains as well as line drawings of musical activity found on ceramic vessels and walls of buildings to examine music in the ancient Near East. Burgh takes the available musical data and explores how, where, and why music played a part in the lives of those living in ancient Israel/Palestine. His book clearly demonstrates that for the people of this region and time music was an organic, evolving mode of communication that often reflected how they understood life and navigated the world around them. "Listening to Artifacts" suggests that we listen closely and unassumingly to the artifacts and texts in order to hear what they may tell us about past lifeways.

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    Listening to Artifacts
    Music Culture in Ancient Israel/Palestine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Theodore W. Burgh
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 150 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 318 g
    ISBN 13: 9780567025524
    ISBN 10: 0567025527

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Libri: I-MU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Ingram Subject Code: MU
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF1
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRLTAMUS
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25930
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET135
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDEST
    BISAC V2.8: MUS020000, REL015000
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 07, 56
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAL
    BISAC V2.8: MUS015000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 780.933
    LC classification: ML162 .B85 2006
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    DC22: 933.02
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    Thema V1.0: NHC, NHG
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1QBAL
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    T.& T.Clark Ltd
    Publication date
    29 June 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Theodore W. Burgh is Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religion and Anthropology, University of North Carolina, Wilmington.
    Review quote
    "Burgh [avoids] speculation, and is quite wide ranging... An extremely specialised book"--Sanford Lakoff "Expository Times "