The invention of God /

Who invented God? When, why, and where? Thomas Romer seeks to answer these enigmatic questions about the deity of the great monotheisms Yhwh, God, or Allah by tracing Israelite beliefs and their context from the Bronze Age to the end of the Old Testament period in the third century BCE, in a masterp...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Römer, Thomas, 1955- (Author)
Other Authors: Geuss, Raymond (Translator)
Format: eBook
Published:Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2015.
Table of Contents:
  • The God of Israel and his name
  • The geographic origin of Yhwh
  • Moses and the Midianites
  • How did Yhwh become the God of Israel?
  • The entrance of Yhwh into Jerusalem
  • The cult of Yhwh in Israel
  • The cult of Yhwh in Judah
  • The statue of Yhwh in Judah
  • Yhwh and his Asherah
  • The fall of Samaria and the rise of Judah
  • The reform of Josiah
  • From one God to the only God.