Facets of Fear: The Fear of God in Exilic and Post-exilic Contexts
Lasater, Philip Michael
TŁbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2019 pp. xi + 243. $104.00
Forschungen zum Alten Testament, 2/104
Description: The notion "fear of God(s)" is widespread in and beyond the Hebrew Bible. How was it understood and why did it make sense among ancient Jewish scribes to couple "fear" terminology with "God(s)" terminology? How was this notion applied, and what taxonomical challenges does it involve? Phillip Michael Lasater addresses such questions through philological, concept-historical, and exegetical analyses, responding to the history of research on the topic and opening up fresh perspectives.
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Hebrew, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches
Review by Lester L. Grabbe
Citation: Lester L. Grabbe, review of Philip Michael Lasater, Facets of Fear: The Fear of God in Exilic and Post-exilic Contexts, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2020).
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