The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

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9780195167689: The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts

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"This is an important work which will alter the perspectives of many."--The Bible Today "Not only is the text wide-ranging and insightful at every turn, but it is greatly complemented by the endnotes, which resume arguments, develop tangential aspects, and offer a massive bibliography for further exploration."--Journal of Near Eastern Studies "Brilliant, well-documented, well-organized, and very discomforting. Biblical scholars now recognize that in the pre-exilic era Asherah worship, infant sacrifice, solar veneration, and other religious practices attacked by biblical authors represented normal Israelite worship, while monotheism was a late development in the Babylonian Exile and subsequent years. Smith and others led the charge in this new scholarly perception of Israelite religion. But with this volume Smith has thrown down a gauntlet to challenge our understandings even more. Smith has produced a seminal work with which scholars must come to grips for years."--Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

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"Brilliant, well-documented, well-organized, and very discomforting. Biblical scholars now recognize that in the pre-exilic era Asherah worship, infant sacrifice, solar veneration, and other religious practices attacked by biblical authors represented normal Israelite worship, while monotheism was a late development in the Babylonian Exile and subsequent years. Smith and others led the charge in this new scholarly perception of Israelite religion. But with this volume Smith has thrown down a gauntlet to challenge our understandings even more. Smith has produced a seminal work with which scholars must come to grips for years."— Journal of Hebrew Scriptures

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Skirball Professor of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies Mark S Smith
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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.As the bible tells us, ancient Israel s neighbours worshipped a wide variety of gods. It is now widely accepted that the Israelites God, Yahweh, must have originated as one among these many, before assuming the role of the one true God of monotheism. Mark Smith here seeks to discover more precisely what was meant by divinity in the ancient near-East, and how these concepts apply to Yahweh. Part One of the book offers a detailed examination of the deities of ancient Ugarit, known to us from the largest surviving group of relevant extra-biblical texts. In Part Two, Smith looks closely at four classic problems associated with four Ugaritic deities, and considers how they affect our understanding of Yahweh. At the end of the book he returns to the question of Israelite monotheism, seeking to discover what religious issues it addressed and why it made sense at the time of its emergence. He argues that within the Bible, monotheism is not a separate stage of religion but rather represents a kind of rhetoric reinforcing Israel s exclusive relation with its deity. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780195167689

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Descripción Oxford University Press Inc, United States, 2003. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Revised ed.. 232 x 156 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. As the bible tells us, ancient Israel s neighbours worshipped a wide variety of gods. It is now widely accepted that the Israelites God, Yahweh, must have originated as one among these many, before assuming the role of the one true God of monotheism. Mark Smith here seeks to discover more precisely what was meant by divinity in the ancient near-East, and how these concepts apply to Yahweh. Part One of the book offers a detailed examination of the deities of ancient Ugarit, known to us from the largest surviving group of relevant extra-biblical texts. In Part Two, Smith looks closely at four classic problems associated with four Ugaritic deities, and considers how they affect our understanding of Yahweh. At the end of the book he returns to the question of Israelite monotheism, seeking to discover what religious issues it addressed and why it made sense at the time of its emergence. He argues that within the Bible, monotheism is not a separate stage of religion but rather represents a kind of rhetoric reinforcing Israel s exclusive relation with its deity. Nº de ref. de la librería AAV9780195167689

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Descripción Oxford University Press, USA. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 352 pages. Dimensions: 9.1in. x 6.1in. x 0.9in.According to the Bible, ancient Israels neighbors worshipped a wide variety of gods. In recent years, scholars have sought a better understanding of this early polytheistic milieu and its relation to Yahweh, the God of Israel. Drawing on ancient Ugaritic texts and looking closely at Ugaritic deities, Mark Smith examines the meaning of divinity in the ancient near East and considers how this concept applies to Yahweh. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780195167689

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