The Origins of Yahwism
van Oorschot, Jürgen and Markus Witte, editors
Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017 pp. xii + 360. $137.99
Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft, 484
Description: This compendium examines the origins of the God Yahweh, his place in the Syrian-Palestinian and Northern Arabian pantheon during the bronze and iron ages, and the beginnings of the cultic veneration of Yahweh. Contributors analyze the epigraphic and archeological evidence, apply fundamental considerations from the cultural and religious sciences, and analyze the relevant Old Testament texts. Contributors include Faried Adrom, Angelika Berlejung, Christoph Berner, Freidhelm Hartenstein, Ronald Hendel, Jörg Jeremias, Manfred Krebernik, Martin Leuenberger, Matthias Müller, Reinhard Müller, Juha Pakkala, Henrik Pfeiffer, Mark S. Smith, and Josef Tropper
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Ancient Near Eastern History, History of Israel, Form, Tradition and Redaction Criticism
Review by Anne Marie Kitz
Citation: Anne Marie Kitz, review of Jürgen van Oorschot and Markus Witte, eds., The Origins of Yahwism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2019).
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