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Götter für die Toren: Die Verbindung von Götterpolemik und Weisheit im Alten Testament
Ammann, Sonja

Berlin: de Gruyter, 2015 pp. ix + 332. €99.95

Series Information
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 466


Description: Old Testament polemics against other gods, mocking them as powerless images, are often viewed as lacking great theological import. Drawing on Isa: 40–48, Jer. 10, Ps. 135, EpJer and SapSal, this study examines the history of such polemics and shows their connection to the wisdom tradition. The analysis of links between polemics against pagan gods and wisdom provides a historical context for the polemical strategy of these texts.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Writings, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Old Testament Apocrypha, The Wisdom of Solomon, A Letter of Jeremiah, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism, Psalms

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Review by Christl M. Maier
Published 2/9/2017
Citation: Christl M. Maier, review of Sonja Ammann, Götter für die Toren: Die Verbindung von Götterpolemik und Weisheit im Alten Testament, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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