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Dexiosis and Dextrarum Iunctio: The Sacred Handclasp in the Classical and Early Christian World
TitleDexiosis and Dextrarum Iunctio: The Sacred Handclasp in the Classical and Early Christian World
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsRicks, Stephen D.
JournalThe FARMS Review
Volume18
Issue1
Pagination431-436
KeywordsAncient Near East; Covenant; Early Christianity; Hand Gesture; Handclasp; Marriage
Abstract

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.

URLhttps://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/msr/vol18/iss1/22/

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