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Das Geheimnis der Gegenwart Gottes
Janowski, Bernd and Enno Edzard Popkes, editors

TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2014 pp. viii + 405. Ä134.00

Series Information
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 318


Description: In biblical traditions, we encounter various concepts of God's presence. In this context, particular importance is attached to the "concepts of Shekinah," which allude to the indwelling or dwelling of God in a cult sanctuary or a human community. The developmental history of the concept of Shekinah can be used to determine how Old Testament and early Jewish traditions were capable of coming to terms with new directions in the history of religion and historic events and of modifying traditional religious beliefs (above all subsequent to the destruction of the First and Second Temple). In this collection of essays, the authors depict the biblical-theological dimensions of the concepts of Shekinah and demonstrate their potential for current reflective processes in Christian and Jewish religious beliefs.

Subjects: Methods, Other Methods

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Review by Pieter de Vries
Published 12/14/2017
Citation: Pieter de Vries, review of Bernd Janowski and Enno Edzard Popkes, eds., Das Geheimnis der Gegenwart Gottes, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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