Description

In the texts of Genesis 18 and 32, God appears to a patriarch in person and is referred to by the narrator as a man, both times by the Hebrew word īsh. In both texts, God as īsh is described in graphically human terms. This type of divine appearance is identified here as the "īsh theophany." The phenomenon of God appearing in concrete human form is first distinguished from several other types of anthropomorphism, such as divine appearance in dreams. The ī
  • ISBN13: 9783110203486
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • Pubilcation Year: 2008
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 00185
Specifications
FormatHardcover
SeriesBeihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft
Series Volume Number384
Publication DateMay 20, 2008

When Gods Were Men

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