The Image of Jacob on the Throne of God and the Construction of Liturgical Space in Late Antiquity
Sivertsev, Alexei M.
The motif of Jacob’s face engraved on the Throne of Glory has been an object of continued scholarly attention for the past several decades and has been studied in a variety of literary contexts, from Second Temple and early Christian to medieval. More recently, two excellent contributions by Rachel Neis and Ra’anan Boustan have done a lot to situate this motif specifically within its eastern Roman context by mapping out the motif’s place within the broader Byzantine discourse on images and relics. In this article, I expand on Neis’s and Boustan’s work by analyzing the place of Jacob’s image within the semiotics of late Roman and early Byzantine liturgical performance.
Late Antiquity, Jacob, image, Throne of God, Liturgical Space, construction, Throne of Glory, semiotics, history, Liturgy, Roman performance, Byzantine performance, article
Sivertsev A. M. The Image of Jacob on the Throne of God and the Construction of Liturgical Space in Late Antiquity / Alexei M. Sivertsev // Judaica Ukrainica : Annual Journal of Jewish Studies. - 2015. - Vol. 4. - P. 18-35.