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|Title||Dexiosis and Dextrarum Iunctio: The Sacred Handclasp in the Classical and Early Christian World|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2006|
|Authors||Ricks, Stephen D.|
|Journal||The FARMS Review|
|Keywords||Ancient Near East; Covenant; Early Christianity; Hand Gesture; Handclasp; Marriage|
This article discusses the significance of the handclasp as depicted in Roman and early Christian artwork. The historical use of the sacred handclasp demonstrates the importance of the marriage covenant.
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