MYTH*ING LINKS
An Annotated & Illustrated Collection of Worldwide Links to Mythologies,
Fairy Tales & Folklore, Sacred Arts & Sacred Traditions
by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
Pacifica Graduate Institute

GEOGRAPHICAL REGIONS:

THE NEAR EAST

The Three Monotheisms:
Christianity


Noli Me Tangere
("Do not touch me," spoken when Christ appeared to Mary Magdalene outside the garden-tomb,
for his resurrected body was not yet stable enough on the physical plane for such contact)
Fra Angelico (1400-1445)
[Courtesy of Carol L. Gerten (Jackson) at CGFA]
 http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/ancient/asbook11.html
From Fordham's Paul Halsall comes this extensive listing of sources on the Origins of Christianity.  (It includes a brilliant paper arguing forcefully against the methods of the Jesus Seminar, "The Gospel According to the Jesus Seminar," by one of my own professors, Birger A. Pearson.)  Plan to spend a long time here.
http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Resources/Texts/
This site by Religious Studies graduate student Alan Humm (University of Pennsylvania) is an excellent selection of Jewish and Christian "On-Line Primary Literature Related to ancient Near Eastern religions, Hellenistic Mediterranian religions and Biblical Study."


Michelangelo's "Temptation and Fall"
(from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling: see link directly below)

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Topics/AdamNeve/
Again from Alan Humm comes this fine collection of images of "The Temptation of Adam and Eve."  They range from the third century onwards.
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Menu of Myth*ing Links' Near Eastern pages:

Near East Opening Page/Index

The Tigris-EuphratesRiver Valley
(also known as Mesopotamia, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria)
     Lilith Remembered: a poem by Kathy Robles
Canaan
(which once covered much of modern Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Israel)
Anatolia & Central Asia
(which once covered much of modern Turkey & beyond to the Eurasian steppes)
Contemporary Iraq
The Three Desert-Born Monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity & Islam
Judaism
Christianity
Islam
     Rabi'a al-'Adawiyya, an 8th Century Islamic Saint from Iraq
The Crone Papers: Notes on the Mideast:
What Can We Do About Terrorism? by Dr. Robert M. Bowman, Lt. Col., USAF, ret.

Myth*inglinks' Home Page
On my home page you'll find my complete site map
as well as my e-mail address.

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Text and Design:
© 1999-2003 by Kathleen Jenks, Ph.D.
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Original 3 Monotheisms page created 11-12 February 2000
(with portions "transplanted" from the original Near Eastern opening page plus new links).
Latest Updates: 21-22 February 2000;
1-2 December 2001 (extracted new Islam page for a separate link);
18 December 2001 (updated Nedstat for Monotheism page & re-designed page)

Christianity page designed 12/19/01, 1:13am....but never launched, perhaps because of all the webhosting chaos [8/2/02].
16 January 2003: finally launched because working on the new Rabi'a page reminded me of this page.
21 March 2006: added new Judaism link.


Note: Bar-separators are a detail I cropped from the famous Standard of Ur  (c.2600-2400 BCE), found in Time/Life's series, MYTH AND MANKIND: Epics of Early Civilization:
Middle Eastern Myth, 1998:54.