Where the Gods Are

Where the Gods Are

Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World

Book - 2016
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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 in human places and spaces. Mediating between the ancients' theories and the work of modern thinkers, Smith's boldly original work uncovers the foundational understandings of deities and space."--
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780300209228
Branch Call Number: BS2397 .S65 2016x
BL215 .S645 2016x
Characteristics: xix, 221 pages ; 25 cm


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