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The origins of biblical monotheism : Israel's polytheistic background and the Ugaritic texts

Author: Mark S Smith
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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. Mark Smith here seeks to  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark S Smith
ISBN: 0195167686 9780195167689
OCLC Number: 53388532
Notes: Originally published: 2000.
Description: 336 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Mark S. Smith.
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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 Read more...

 
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