Understanding YHWH

Understanding YHWH
Author: Hillel Ben-Sasson
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-12-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9783030323127

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This book unlocks the Jewish theology of YHWH in three central stages of Jewish thought: the Hebrew bible, rabbinic literature, and medieval philosophy and mysticism. Providing a single conceptual key adapted from the philosophical debate on proper names, the book paints a dynamic picture of YHWH’s meanings over a spectrum of periods and genres, portraying an evolving interaction between two theological motivations: the wish to speak about God and the wish to speak to Him. Through this investigation, the book shows how Jews interpreted God's name in attempt to map the human-God relation, and to determine the measure of possibility for believers to realize a divine presence in their midst, through language.

YHWH Is There

YHWH Is There
Author: Drew N. Grumbles
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2021-08-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781666708073

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How do we make sense of Ezekiel 40-48? Ezekiel's temple vision has long mystified Bible readers and scholars. Is this a temple that is going to be built in the future? Or is this merely symbolic? Why so many details? Is there any relevance to this section of the Old Testament at all? This book addresses these important questions, showing how Ezekiel's temple is more than just symbolic. Yet its ultimate fulfillment is not in any physical building, but, according to the New Testament, in Jesus and the new heavens and new earth. Not only will this book illuminate Ezekiel 40-48 for you, it will also help you understand important issues of interpretation in our day, such as typology, the role of the temple in biblical theology, and the New Testament use of the Old Testament. You will learn that yes, in fact, Ezekiel 40-48 is very relevant to the Bible's storyline.

YHWH is King

YHWH is King
Author: Shawn W. Flynn
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2013-11-15
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9789004263048

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Using the methodology of cultural translation, Flynn studies change in YHWH’s kingship and situates that change in the Neo-Assyrian period. Judahite scribes changed the theology of YHWH’s kingship, from warrior king to creator king, likely in reference to Marduk’s kingship in Babylon.

A Story of YHWH

A Story of YHWH
Author: Shawn W. Flynn
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2019-09-26
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781317247135

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A Story of YHWH investigates the ancient Israelite expression of their deity, and tracks why variation occurred in that expression, from the early Iron Age to the Persian period. Through this text, readers will gain a better appreciation for the complexities and contexts in the development of YHWH, from its earliest origins to the Persian period. Two interpretive frameworks–cultural translation and subversive reception–are offered for filtering through the textual data and contexts. Comparative study with ancient Near Eastern deities and select biblical texts lead readers through early YHWHism, YHWH’s original outsider status, and the eventual impact of urbanization on the expression. Perceived and real pressures then challenge urbanite YHWHism and invite new directions for forming a unique expression of divinity in the ancient world. This book is intended for those interested in the study of ancient divinity broadly as well as those who study ancient Israel and the Hebrew Bible. The work provides generalists with a better appreciation for the particular challenges in working in the ancient Near East and with the bible specifically, while it provides specialists with a broad theory that can be continually tested. For both, the study provides two reading lenses to work through similar questions and an accounting of why the many contextually driven and varied constructions of YHWH may have occurred.

Yahweh is Exalted in Justice

Yahweh is Exalted in Justice
Author: Thomas L. Leclerc
Publsiher: Fortress Press
Total Pages: 229
Release: 2022
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1451419112

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Presents the diverse perspectives of justice in the Book of Isaiah's treatment of Yahweh, the "God of justice."

Yahweh Versus Baalism

Yahweh Versus Baalism
Author: Wolfgang Bluedorn
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2001-12-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1841272000

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The author uses a literary-theological approach to argue that the main theme of the combined Gideon-Abimelech narrative is a theological one, where the narrator demonstrates Yahweh's supreme power and contrasts it with the absence of Baal, the representative of foreign gods. While the Gideon narrative focuses on Yahweh and the illustration of his power and contrasts it with Gideon's limited capacities, the Abimelech narrative demonstrates Baal's absence, Baalism's disastrous potential, and Yahweh's continued control over the events. Hence Gideon's victory over the Midianites and Abimelech's kingship serve only as the tangible instruments by which a single abstract theological theme becomes narratable.

The Glory of Yahweh Name Theology and Ezekiel s Understanding of Divine Presence

The Glory of Yahweh  Name Theology  and Ezekiel s Understanding of Divine Presence
Author: Elizabeth Keck
Publsiher: Elizabeth L. Keck
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011
Genre: Electronic Book
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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Author: G.H. Parke-Taylor
Publsiher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2006-01-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780889206526

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Biblical tradition asserts that the revelation of God to Moses in the burning bush involved also a declaration of the divine name, the Tet (represented by the letters Y, H, W, H), and its meaning. There are indications that the divine name was known prior to the time of Moses, although ultimate questions of origin and precise meaning are shrouded in obscurity. IN fact, even the exact pronunciation of the name (usually pronounced YAHWEH) is by no means certain. The author of The Divine Name in the Bible surveys the immense literature on this subject, and traces the use of various names for deity in Israel from patriarchal times onwards, with special attention to the significance of the Tetragrammaton, which in course of time, became the name by which the God of Israel was known. Various aspects of the theological meaning of the name in the Old Testament writings are explored. The Dead Sea Scrolls, the Jewish Talmudic literature, and later mystical writings are also examined. The translators of the Old Testament into Greek used Kyrios as the equivalent for YHWH—with implications for the New Testament understanding of the person of Jesus Christ, reflected also in subsequent Christological formulations.

Understanding Poets and Prophets

Understanding Poets and Prophets
Author: George Wishart Anderson,A. Graeme Auld
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 445
Release: 1993
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781850754275

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YHWH and Israel in the Book of Judges

YHWH and Israel in the Book of Judges
Author: Deryn Guest
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-12-31
Genre: Bibles
ISBN: 9781108476508

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Reveals Israel's intense relationship with YHWH: a masochistic dance on an epic scale.

The Understanding of Adultery in the Hebrew Bible

The Understanding of Adultery in the Hebrew Bible
Author: Alexander Izuchukwu Abasili
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 442
Release: 2016-06-09
Genre: Family & Relationships
ISBN: 9781514498507

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Adultery, though not an umbrella concept for all the sexual prohibitions in the Hebrew Bible, enjoys a certain pride of place. Remarkably, it is the one sexual prohibition attested in all biblical genres, which makes it very representative in the Hebrew Bible. It is the only Hebrew biblical sexual prohibition explicitly mentioned in the Decalogue. A solid understanding of Hebrew biblical adultery, therefore, is an important step towards grasping the vital role of human sexuality in the Hebrew Bible, both in terms of inter-human relationships and the relationship between the human and the divine. Without prejudice to the contents of the Hebrew biblical lexicons and theological dictionaries, this work aims at providing a comprehensive understanding of adultery in the Hebrew Bible: its meaning, punishments and the implications thereof. Among others, it corrects some wrong assumptions about the concept of adultery in the Hebrew Bible, and provides a balanced and unbiased Hebrew biblical conception of adultery and the implications thereof for todays couples.

Creation and Ecology

Creation and Ecology
Author: Ronald A. Simkins
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2020-12-24
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781532698729

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In this book Ronald A. Simkins addresses the current environmental crisis and what the Bible might contribute in response to it. The environmental crisis includes loss of biodiversity, degradation of the soil, and especially climate change. If left unchecked, these trends will bring about the collapse of human civilization. These environmental problems are interrelated and share a similar cause: the exploitation of the natural world through an economy structured by capitalist relations of production and powered by the burning of fossil fuels. Through our economic relations, we have depleted natural resources, polluted natural environments, and altered natural processes. These problems are a product of our political economy, which entails not only our politics, ideology, and religion, but primarily our economic system. Because the crisis is economic at its core, Simkins first sets the Bible within its own economic context, exploring how the biblical ideas of creation—an understanding of the human relationship to the natural world—were the product of the ancient Israelite political economy. Then Simkins places the biblical tradition in conversation with the current environmental crisis. The result is a far richer view of creation in the biblical tradition and a better understanding of what is at stake in the current environmental crisis.

Judaism Understanding Our Religious World

Judaism  Understanding Our Religious World
Author: Tom Robinson
Publsiher: ROBINEST
Total Pages: 123
Release: 2020-11-01
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781777243029

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An introduction to Judaism, covering its History, Beliefs, Structure, and Practices. Richly illustrated with colourful photos, illustrations, maps and charts, as well as audio files and a selection of relevant ancient texts. This eBOOK provides a solid jargon-free introduction to Judaism for college-level classes or for any reader seeking a neutral presentation of Judaism by an author who has taught extensively in the field of religion for over three decades.

Isaiah 1 4 and the Post exilic Understanding of the Isaianic Tradition

Isaiah 1 4 and the Post exilic Understanding of the Isaianic Tradition
Author: Marvin Alan Sweeney
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 211
Release: 1988
Genre: Bible
ISBN: UOM:39015013435089

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I Am My Prayer

I Am My Prayer
Author: Paul J. Citrin
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 106
Release: 2021-03-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9781725295858

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I Am My Prayer is a memoir of the author’s public and private prayer experience. It is also a guide and explanation of key elements of public Jewish Services. The book familiarizes readers with the use of prayer metaphors, questions about God, the importance of communal prayer, ethical values expressed in the liturgy, and consideration of creative liturgy. While the context of the book is Jewish, it has a universal message to anyone who struggles with prayer, and who seeks to be comfortable and fulfilled in a service. The discussions in these pages draw upon biblical and rabbinic texts, kabbalistic tradition, and upon modern philosophers and contemporary writers. This volume will be useful to individual seekers and for classes on prayer and liturgy.