In God's Image Hardback

Myth, Theology, and Law in Classical Judaism

by Yair Lorberbaum;

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In God's Image

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The idea of creation in the divine image has a long and complex history. While its roots apparently lie in the royal myths of Mesopotamia and Egypt, this book argues that it was the biblical account of creation presented in the first chapters of Genesis and its interpretation in early rabbinic literature that created the basis for the perennial inquiry of the concept in the Judeo-Christian tradition. Yair Lorberbaum reconstructs the idea of the creation of man in the image of God (tselem Elohim) attributed in the Midrash and the Talmud. He analyzes meanings attributed to tselem Elohim in early rabbinic thought, as expressed in Aggadah, and explores its application in the normative, legal, and ritual realms.

In God's Image by Yair Lorberbaum was published by Cambridge University Press in February 2015. The ISBN for In God's Image is 9781107063273.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (February 2015)
Number of Pages339
Thickness23 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code4296813
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