The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel'S Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark S. Smith

The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel'S Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mark S. Smith year 2003
  • Book name: The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel'S Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts
  • Author: Mark S. Smith
  • Release date: 2003/11/29
  • Publisher: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS INC
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Dictionaries and Languages
  • ISBN: 9780195167689
  • Rating: 9.6 of 10
  • Votes: 419
  • Review by: Lukas Ott
  • Review rating: 8.41 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/30
  • Total pages: 344
  • Includes a PDF summary of 41 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: 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 ofancient 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 ofIsraelite 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.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 15H11M36S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Jewish Books, Linguistics, Religious Books, Biblical Studies & Exegesis, Bibles, Judaism: Theology
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 50.23 USD
  • Dimensions: 155x235x24mm
  • Weight: 505g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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