Fire and civilization
Allen Lane, 1992 - 247 oldal
The diverse disciplines of history, anthropology, archaeology, psychology, and literature come together in an exploration of humankind's use of, and obsession with, fire. Science Bk Club Main.
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The service of Molech is especially denounced. The laws in Leviticus
emphatically state: 'And thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to
Molech, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord' (18: 21).
They go on ...
Their allegations find some support in the historical books I and II Kings, where it
is said that King Solomon built a Molech altar (I Kings 11: 7), and that each of two
of his successors burned his own son as an offering (II Kings 16: 3, 21: 6).
Later, the same function was also given to the Gehenna valley, where, in earlier
days, parents had burned their children for Molech. Later still, the name Gehenna
became associated with the notion of a site of everburning fire to which sinners ...
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An offbeat, interesting view of the rise of civilization in relation to the control of fire. From hearths and hellfire to firearms, fission, and fusion, Dutch sociologist Goudsblom (University of ... Teljes értékelés elolvasása
Fire Civilization The domestication of fire as a civilizing process Plan
The stage of predominantly passive use of fire The transition to active use of fire
The widening gap between humans and other animals Clearing land Cooking
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