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by Benjamin D. Sommer
Benjamin Sommer explores the various modes of embodiment found in different sources and shows that both rabbinic . This book is a lucid, elegant and erudite presentation of a series of complex topics. Sommer has made an important contribution to the field of biblical theology
Benjamin Sommer explores the various modes of embodiment found in different sources and shows that both rabbinic and mystical Judaism, as well as Christianity, have roots in the variety of presentations in the Hebrew Bible. A characteristically lucid and original book. John Barton, Oriel College, University of Oxford. Sommer has made an important contribution to the field of biblical theology. It is my sense that this will be a much-discussed book for many years to come. -Mennonite School of Theology, Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil.
PDF On Feb 1, 2012, Aaron Koller and others published Benjamin D. Sommer, The Bodies . part of the god, but do not exhaust the god. Sommer begins (and ends) the book with a discussion of the corporeality of the. biblical God, YHWH
PDF On Feb 1, 2012, Aaron Koller and others published Benjamin D. Sommer, The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel. biblical God, YHWH. and the explicit references to YHWH’s face, back, hands, feet, loins, and more.
Sommer utilizes a lost ancient Near Eastern perception of divinity according to which a god has more than one body and fluid .
Sommer utilizes a lost ancient Near Eastern perception of divinity according to which a god has more than one body and fluid, unbounded selves. Though the dominant strains of biblical religion rejected it, a monotheistic version of this theological intuition is found in some biblical texts. This book forces us to rethink the distinction between monotheism and polytheism, as this notion of divine fluidity is found in both polytheistic cultures (Babylonia, Assyria, Canaan) and monotheistic ones (biblical religion, Jewish mysticism, Christianity), whereas it is absent in some polytheistic cultures (classical Greece).
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God’s Bodies and Sacred Space (2): Difficult Beginnings 109 6 The Perception of Divinity in Biblical Tradition: Implications and Afterlife 124 Appendix: Monotheism and Polytheism in Ancient Israel 145 Notes 175 List of Abbreviations 277 Bibliography 279 Indices 305 vii Appendix: Monotheism and Polytheism in Ancient Israel It is a commonplace of modern biblical scholarship that Israelite religion prior t. The Book of Kings puts tremendous emphasis on the polytheism of Israelites both north and south.
This book was written in Nota Bene, which is quite simply the world’s finest academic word-processing and database suite. Benjamin D. Sommer Evanston, Illinois August 2008 The week of our thirteenth anniversary. Over the years Steve Siebert and Anne Putnam have been unfailingly prompt and friendly whenever I had a question. rmwz dywd b ywnylya,ba j svt ba !jnm wnyaw& !ynv g y talmb. Introduction: God’s Body and the Bible’s Interpreters.
This was a pretty good book. If you are interested in seeing God throughout the Old Testament and how God is portrayed through Jesus, this is the book.
Though the In The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel, Benjamin D. Sommer investigates the notion of a deity's body and self in ancient Israel, Canaan, and Mesopotamia. He uncovers a lost ancient Near Eastern perception of divinity according to which an essential difference between gods and humans was that gods had more than one body and fluid, unbounded selves. This was a pretty good book. It is a very scholarly book.
The book is a stunning foray into ancient Israelite religious traditions that produces new .
The book is a stunning foray into ancient Israelite religious traditions that produces new insights and raises critically important questions. It seems that, for Sommer, his god has to have a body so that the god can be one who experience joy and pain, loneliness and love.
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