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Syro Hittite Terracotta Idol on Horse
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Syro Hittite Terracotta Figure riding horseback, Middle Bronze Age ca. 1800 BCE. 3 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 3". Note that arms are not broken but stylized. In very good condition. Ex: S. Beiner collection, Florida. “They have mouths, but they speak not; eyes have they, but they see not; they have ears, but they her not; neither is there any breath in their mouths.” Psalm 135. When according to tradition, Abraham rejected the idols that Terach, his father, had made. He established the foundation for Judaism’s belief in a single monotheistic, all power, omniscient God. What was the appearance of the gods and idols that Abraham rejected ant that the prophets railed against? This idol is a Hittite deities from the Middle Bronze era (circa 1800 BCE – the time of Abraham. While its mouth cannot speak, it can and does tell us a great deal about the gods worshipped by the peoples who inhabited Canaan together with the earliest Hebrews.
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