The Magi had arrived. Exhibition catalogue.

Автор / Автор-составитель: Efim Rezvan

The Magi had arrived. Exhibition catalogue.

Efim Rezvan. The Magi had arrived. Exhibition catalogue. Saint-Petersburg: First Artistic Association, 2017 – 33 p.

Издательство: Efim Rezvan

Год издания: 2017

ISBN: 978-5-88431-343-9

The literature of the antiquity long held the conviction that the wise men from the east were Persians. That being said, the testimony of the gospels that the Magi hailed from the east does not necessarily denote that east as geographically opposed  to  the  west  in  contemporary  understanding.  Recent research reveals a necessity to seriously reconsider the translation into Greek of the basic terms, which for us have come to be traditionally known as “gold, frankincense and myrrh”…

The exhibition is organized by the State Museum for the History  of  Religion,  Peter  the  Great  Museum  of Anthropology  and  Ethnography  (Kunstkamera)  of  the  Russian Academy  of  Sciences  and  the  International  Centre  for Islamic  Research.  It  is  one  of  the  first  results  of  the  historico-ethnographic  expedition  that  worked  from  15  until 31 March 2017 within the framework of the project “Material  world  of  the  Qur’an  (daily  life  in Arabia  at  the  time of  the  Prophet)”,  undertaken  jointly  by  The  Kunstkamera,  Leiden  Research  Institute  for  Rational  Monotheism (President — Aslbek Musin) and the Journal “Manuscripta Orientalia”, with the aid of the Ministry for Endowments and Religious Affairs of the Sultanate of Oman.

Авторы статей: Резван Е.А

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