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From Polytheism to Monotheism:: Evolution or Revolution?

Jan Assmann

in From Akhenaten to Moses: Ancient Egypt and Religious Change

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774166310
eISBN:
9781617975899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774166310.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion in the Ancient World

Is the turn from polytheism to monotheism to be analyzed as an evolutionary or a revolutionary process? The answer is: both. The Bible represents the turn as a violent revolution, but shows within ... More


Remembering Jacob in the Late Persian/Early Hellenistic Era

Raik Heckl

in Remembering Biblical Figures in the Late Persian and Early Hellenistic Periods: Social Memory and Imagination

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199664160
eISBN:
9780191748462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199664160.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

This essay starts with the methodological problem that in the Bible, almost all literature is composed in the Persian period at the earliest. If, in spite of this, we want to describe what and how ... More


Redeeming Eden: A Priestly Dialogue in Genesis–Leviticus

Mark G. Brett

in Locations of God: Political Theology in the Hebrew Bible

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190060237
eISBN:
9780190060268
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190060237.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The Priestly compositions in Genesis–Leviticus turned away from the national vision, emphasizing wider filial connections with other kinship groups and, in effect, proposed that Eden could be ... More


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