The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel

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Foreword by Patrick D. Miller In this remarkable, acclaimed history of the development of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel's religion evolved from a cult of Yahweh as a primary deity among many to a fully defined monotheistic faith with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the traditional view that Israel was fundamentally different in culture and religion from its Canaanite neighbors, this provocative book argues that Israelite religion developed, at least in part, from the religion of Canaan. Drawing on epigraphic ...

The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel 2002, William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, Grand Rapids, MI

ISBN-13: 9780802839725

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The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel 1990, HarperCollins Publishers, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780060674168

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