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Did the Israelites Believe in Their Myths? : Biblical Indeterminacy and the Depiction of God (Hardcover)
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This is a study of indeterminacy in the Hebrew Bible. Callender focuses specifically on texts that make ambiguous reference to God, and those that feature divine intervention in human affairs. Thus, analysis is made of those episodes in the Bible when the divine tangibly intervenes in the human world. Callender uses Angel visitation scenes to provide a starting point for discussion of the ways in which religious discourse was typified in Ancient Israel. This is further scrutinized to yield insights into how modern theories of language impact upon study of the Bible, and also those that present ambiguous intermediary figures which blur the distinction between human and divine.
This is a study of indeterminacy in the Hebrew Bible, specifically in texts that make ambiguous reference to God in the context of divine intervention in human affiars and also those that present ambiguous intermediary figures which blur the distinction between humanity and divinity or between divine and human realms.
Number of Pages: 176.0
Genre: Religion + Beliefs
Sub-Genre: Bible / Criticism + Interpretation / Old Testament
Series Title: The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Author: Dexter E., Jr. Callender
Street Date: May 17, 2018
Item Number (DPCI): 247-25-9240