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The Old Ones in the Old Book: Paganism in the Hebrew Old Testament (Paperback)
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The Old Ones in the Old Book: Paganism in the Hebrew Old Testament (Paperback)

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Paperback 141 Pages / Published: 16/06/2012
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The Hebrew Old Testament, which contains some of the world s most ancient religious texts, was written and repeatedly re-edited over the course of several centuries from about 1000 BCE. It reached its final form at the hands of editors who were monotheists. They believed that their god Yahweh was the only true God, and that he had been worshipped exclusively by their ancestors from the time of Abraham. They edited their sources to reflect this belief. However we can strip away this veneer of later monotheism to view the ancient stories themselves. These bear witness to Israelite religion as practised before 600 BCE. Far from being monotheistic, this religion was a fascinating polytheistic paganism, close to the religion of the surrounding Canaanites. In this religion Yahweh, far from being God as understood by modern western monotheism, was a distinctive tribal deity. This book will be of particular interest to the large numbers of western people who come from a broadly Christian or Jewish background but have left those faiths behind to explore paganism or New Age spirituality.

Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 9781780991719
Number of pages: 141
Weight: 167 g
Dimensions: 216 x 136 x 8 mm

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