Beware of the Evil Eye Volume 1

The Evil Eye in the Bible and the Ancient World - Introduction, Mesopotamia, and Egypt

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John H. Elliott
Volume 1 of 4
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Cascade Books
    , April
     224 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


In the "Sermon on the Mount," Jesus of Nazareth makes reference to one of the oldest beliefs in the ancient world--the malignity of an Evil Eye. The Holy Scriptures in their original languages contain no less than twenty-four references to the Evil Eye, although this is obscured by most modern Bible translations. John H. Elliott's Beware the Evil Eye describes this belief and associated practices, its history, its voluminous appearances in ancient cultures, and the extensive research devoted to it over the centuries in order to unravel this enigma for readers who have never heard of the Evil Eye and its presence in the Bible.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

John H. Elliott is Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the University of San Francisco. Among his numerous publications are 'A Home for the Homeless,' 'The Elect and Holy,' 'What Is Social-Scientific Criticism?,' and '1 Peter' (Anchor Bible).


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