Understanding YHWH: The Name of God in Biblical, Rabbinic, and Medieval Jewish Thought - Jewish Thought and Philosophy (Hardback)
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Understanding YHWH: The Name of God in Biblical, Rabbinic, and Medieval Jewish Thought - Jewish Thought and Philosophy (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 19/12/2019
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This book unlocks the Jewish theology of YHWH in three central stages of Jewish thought: the Hebrew bible, rabbinic literature, and medieval philosophy and mysticism. Providing a single conceptual key adapted from the philosophical debate on proper names, the book paints a dynamic picture of YHWH's meanings over a spectrum of periods and genres, portraying an evolving interaction between two theological motivations: the wish to speak about God and the wish to speak to Him. Through this investigation, the book shows how Jews interpreted God's name in attempt to map the human-God relation, and to determine the measure of possibility for believers to realize a divine presence in their midst, through language.

Publisher: Springer Nature Switzerland AG
ISBN: 9783030323110
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 539 g
Dimensions: 210 x 148 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2019

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