Amulets, Jewish

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Abstract

In the broad sense of the term, an amulet is an artifact empowered through rituals and spells that is used for the benefit of its owner. In this sense magical gems and jewelry, and even incantation bowls, are amulets.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Encyclopedia of Ancient History
EditorsR.S. Bagnall, K. Brodersen, C.B. Champion, A. Erskine, S.R. Huebner
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons Inc.
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)9781444338386
ISBN (Print)9781405179355
DOIs
StatePublished - 2012

Keywords

  • folkore and mythology
  • Judaism
  • Late Antiquity

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