The Early History of God Paperback

Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel

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The Early History of God

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In this remarkable, acclaimed history of the development of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel's religion evolved from a cult of Yahweh as a primary deity among many to a fully defined monotheistic faith with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the traditional view that Israel was fundamentally different in culture and religion from its Canaanite neighbors, this provocative book argues that Israelite religion developed, at least in part, from the religion of Canaan. Drawing on epigraphic and archaeological sources, Smith cogently demonstrates that Israelite religion was not an outright rejection of foreign, pagan gods but, rather, was the result of the progressive establishment of a distinctly separate Israelite identity. This thoroughly revised second edition of The Early History of God includes a substantial new preface by the author and a foreword by Patrick D. Miller.

The Early History of God by Smith was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in October 2002 and is our 27269th best seller. The ISBN for The Early History of God is 9780802839725.

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Page last updated 20th November 2016
Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (October 2002)
Edition2nd
Weight435g
Number of Pages243
Thickness20 mm
Height241 mm
Width165 mm
ISBN9780802839725
ISBN-10080283972X
Product Code117481
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