The God of Israel
In the ancient Near East the God of Israel stands unique; he is the central character of the Old Testament. The collection of essays in this volume presents the historical background against which belief in him developed and discusses aspects of the topic that remain unresolved or largely unaddressed. What was he like? How does he differ from other gods of the ancient world? And what difference does the worship of this god make, both in the world of the Bible and now? The papers presented contribute to the continuing discussion about the God of Israel and other deities in the ancient Near East, and the emergence of monotheistic belief and worship. A multifaceted approach is adopted in which comparative, theological, historical, literary-critical, cultural, narratological, canonical, exegetical and ethical issues feature prominently.
ما يقوله الناس - كتابة مراجعة
لم نعثر على أي مراجعات في الأماكن المعتادة.
طبعات أخرى - عرض جميع المقتطفات
عبارات ومصطلحات مألوفة
according ancient aniconism appears argues Assyria Baal beginning belief Bible biblical blessing called century chapter Christian claim concern context creation criticism Cyrus deity Deut Deuteronomy discussion divine divine name early earth Elohim especially evidence example exile Exodus expression fact faith ﬁrst further Genesis Genizah give given God’s gods Greek hand heaven Hebrew human idea important interpretation Isaiah Israel Israelite issue Jewish Jews Jonah Judges king later London Lord means mentioned monotheism Moses narrative nature noted offering Old Testament original parallel particular passages perhaps period Persian possible present probably prophet question reading reference regard relation religion religious represented response Samuel Saul scholars seems seen sense signiﬁcance story suggests temple tetragram theology tradition translation Ugarit understanding verse wisdom worship writes Yahweh YHWH