The Resource The bodies of God and the world of ancient Israel, Benjamin D. Sommer

The bodies of God and the world of ancient Israel, Benjamin D. Sommer

Label
The bodies of God and the world of ancient Israel
Title
The bodies of God and the world of ancient Israel
Statement of responsibility
Benjamin D. Sommer
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the author challenges the distinction between monotheism and polytheism, using a lost Near Eastern perception of gods as having more than one body and fluid and unbounded selves
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sommer, Benjamin D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God (Judaism)
  • Monotheism
  • Polytheism
  • God
  • God
  • God (Judaism)
  • Monotheism
  • Polytheism
Label
The bodies of God and the world of ancient Israel, Benjamin D. Sommer
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-303) and indexes
Contents
God's body and the Bible's interpreters -- Fluidity of divine embodiment and selfhood : Mesopotamia and Canaan -- The fluidity model in ancient Israel -- The rejection of the fluidity model in ancient Israel -- God's bodies and sacred space (1) : tent, ark, and temple -- God's bodies and sacred space (2) : difficult beginnings -- The perception of divinity in biblical tradition : implications and afterlife -- Appendix : monotheism and polytheism in ancient Israel
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 334 p.
Isbn
9781107422261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)750652753
  • (OCoLC)ocn750652753
Label
The bodies of God and the world of ancient Israel, Benjamin D. Sommer
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2009
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 279-303) and indexes
Contents
God's body and the Bible's interpreters -- Fluidity of divine embodiment and selfhood : Mesopotamia and Canaan -- The fluidity model in ancient Israel -- The rejection of the fluidity model in ancient Israel -- God's bodies and sacred space (1) : tent, ark, and temple -- God's bodies and sacred space (2) : difficult beginnings -- The perception of divinity in biblical tradition : implications and afterlife -- Appendix : monotheism and polytheism in ancient Israel
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xv, 334 p.
Isbn
9781107422261
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)750652753
  • (OCoLC)ocn750652753

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