The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel

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Sommer utilizes a lost ancient Near Eastern perception of divinity according to which a god has more than one body and fluid, unbounded selves. Though the dominant strains of biblical religion rejected it, a monotheistic version of this theological intuition is found in some biblical texts. Later Jewish and Christian thinkers inherited this ancient way of thinking; ideas such as the sefirot in Kabbalah and the trinity in Christianity represent a late version of this theology. This book forces us to rethink the distinction ...

The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107422261

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The Bodies of God and the World of Ancient Israel 2009, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521518727

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