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Chaos Uncreated: A Reassessment of the Theme of "Chaos" in the Hebrew Bible

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Overview

This monograph presents a challenge to the view that the Hebrew Bible contains allusions to Yahweh s battle with chaos, showing how the term has been inappropriately applied in a range of contexts where far more diverse spheres of imagery should instead be recognised. Through the construction of a careful diachronic model (developed with particular reference to the Psalter), the author presents a persuasive case for reversing common assumptions about the development of Israelite religion, finding instead that the combat motif was absent in the earliest period, whilst the slaying of a dragon was attributed to Yahweh only in a distinctive monotheistic adaptation, which arose from around 587 B.C."

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  • SKU: 9783110179934
  • SKU10: 3110179938
  • Title: Chaos Uncreated: A Reassessment of the Theme of "Chaos" in the Hebrew Bible
  • Series: Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
  • Qty Remaining Online: 70
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • Date Published: Nov 2005
  • Pages: 504
  • Age Range: 22 - UP
  • Weight lbs: 1.95
  • Dimensions: 9.28" L x 6.46" W x 1.27" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Bibliography
  • Category: BIBLICAL STUDIES
  • Subject: Biblical Studies - Old Testament

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