Where The Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions Of Anthropomorphism In The Biblical World

June 28, 2016|
Where The Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions Of Anthropomorphism In The Biblical World by Mark S. Smith
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The issue of how to represent God is a concern both ancient and contemporary. In this wide-ranging and authoritative study, renowned biblical scholar Mark Smith investigates the symbols, meanings, and narratives in the Hebrew Bible, Ugaritic texts, and ancient iconography, which attempt to describe deities in relation to humans. Smith uses a novel approach to show how the Bible depicts God in human and animal forms—and sometimes both together. Mediating between the ancients’ theories and the work of modern thinkers, Smith’s boldly original work uncovers the foundational understandings of deities and space.
Mark S. Smith is Skirball Professor of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University. He is the author of fifteen books, including The Early History of God; The Pilgrimage Pattern in Exodus (with contributions by the archaeologist Elizabeth Bloch-Smith); The Origins of Biblical Monotheism;...
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Title:Where The Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions Of Anthropomorphism In The Biblical World
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:248 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.88 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 0.88 in
Published:June 28, 2016
Publisher:Yale University Press
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780300209228

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