Peoples of an Almighty God: Competing Religions in the Ancient World

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Some ancient civilizations, notably the Babylonians and the Israelites, held fast to the belief that their particular god (or gods) were stronger than all other heavenly powers and gods combined, supremely able to protect their well-being and success as a nation. This belief (which resounds in the modern-day rallying cry "God is on our side") led to some foolhardy and rash decisions, particularly when it came to war. For a nation defeated or conquered by a foreign power inevitably faced the profound, perplexing question: ...

Peoples of an Almighty God: Competing Religions in the Ancient World 2002, Anchor Bible

ISBN-13: 9780385423472

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Peoples of an Almighty God: Competing Religions in the Ancient World 2002, Yale University Press

ISBN-13: 9780300140590

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