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Chaos Uncreated: A Reassessment of the Theme of "Chaos" in the Hebrew Bible

Chaos Uncreated: A Reassessment of the Theme of "Chaos" in the Hebrew Bible (Hardback)

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This monograph presents a challenge to the view that the Hebrew Bible contains allusions to Yahweh's battle with chaos, showing how the term has been inappropriately applied in a range of contexts where far more diverse spheres of imagery should instead be recognised. Through the construction of a careful diachronic model (developed with particular reference to the Psalter), the author presents a persuasive case for reversing common assumptions about the development of Israelite religion, finding instead that the combat motif was absent in the earliest period, whilst the slaying of a dragon was attributed to Yahweh only in a distinctive monotheistic adaptation, which arose from around 587 B.C.

Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesReligion & BeliefsChristianity Publisher: De Gruyter Publication Date: 01/11/2005 ISBN-13: 9783110179934  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Revised doctoral dissertation under the supervision of Dr Paul M. Joyce at the University of Oxford, 2001. Rebecca S. Watson was Lecturer in Biblical Studies at St Martin's College Lancaster and Senior Tutor for the Carlisle and Blackburn Diocesan Training Institute, Carlisle, UK before returning to Oxford in 2003.

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