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Name of a sculpture in an ancient Assyrian style, portraying an archaic pagan hunter and fashioned in Nubian sandstone by sculptor Yitzḥak Danziger in Tel Aviv in 1939. It is considered one of the earliest masterpieces in Israeli art history. Shortly after its appearance, Nimrod became a symbol of the Young Hebrews (“Canaanites”), a small group of intellectuals and artists around the poet Yonatan Ratosh. From the early 1940s onward, this group promoted a new, neith…

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Dunkhase, Jan Eike, “Nimrod”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017. Consulted online on 08 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0588>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20210312

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