The Invention of God
Harvard University Press, 2015 M11 4 - 315 páginas
Who invented God? When, why, and where? Thomas Römer 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 masterpiece of detective work and exposition.
Comentarios de la gente - Escribir un comentario
The Invention of GodCrítica de los usuarios - Publishers Weekly
Römer (Writing the Bible) deftly weaves together evidence from the Bible with extra-biblical archeological finds that mention Israel and Yhwh to outline the development of monotheism. Focusing on Yhwh ... Leer comentario completo
An indispensable book. It's a scholarly work and yet not difficult to read. A must for anyone interested in the Hebrew Bible, the idea of divinity and belief, and the way the great collection was written, edited, changed, over centuries. The notion of a divine "revelation" or "inspiration" can often diminish the intellectual and political accomplishment of the ancient people of Israel. This book could be the perfect introduction to the Bible, for all monotheistic religions, Jews, Christians and Muslims.
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
The Cult of Yhwh in Israel
The Cult of Yhwh in Judah