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The Origins of Yahwism
van Oorschot, Jürgen and Markus Witte, editors

Berlin: De Gruyter, 2017 pp. xii + 360. $137.99

Series Information
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

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Review by Anne Marie Kitz
Published 12/26/2019
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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