The Three Monotheisms:
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]
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."http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/~humm/Topics/AdamNeve/
Michelangelo's "Temptation and Fall"
(from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling: see link directly below)
Again from Alan Humm comes this fine collection of images of "The Temptation of Adam and Eve." They range from the third century onwards.
Menu of Myth*ing Links' Near Eastern pages:
Near East Opening Page/IndexThe Tigris-EuphratesRiver Valley
(also known as Mesopotamia, Sumer, Babylonia, Assyria)
Lilith Remembered: a poem by Kathy Robles
(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 IraqThe Three Desert-Born Monotheisms: Judaism, Christianity & IslamJudaism
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.
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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.