By James S. Anderson
Biblical scholarship at the present time is split among collectively particular suggestions of the emergence of monotheism: an early-monotheistic Yahwism paradigm and a native-pantheon paradigm.
This examine identifies 5 major levels on Israel's trip in the direction of monotheism. instead of figuring out no matter if Yahweh used to be initially a god of the Baal-type or of the El-type, this paintings shuns origins and focuses as a substitute at the first interval for which there are plentiful resources, the Omride period. Non-biblical resources depict a considerably diversified scenario from the Baalism the Elijah cycle ascribes to King Achab. the newness of the current learn is to take this paradox heavily and determine the Omride dynasty because the first level within the upward push of Yahweh because the major god of Israel. Why Jerusalem later painted the Omrides as anti-Yahweh idolaters is then defined because the have to distance itself from the near-by sanctuary of Bethel through assuming the Omride background with out admitting its northern Israelite origins. The contribution of the Priestly rfile and of Deutero-Isaiah in the course of the Persian period contain the following part, sooner than the stern Yahwism accomplished in Daniel 7 completes the emergence of biblical Yahwism as a very monotheistic religion.
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When the pantheon collapsed, it was necessary to interpret these texts 6. On the concept of land distribution, see Philippe Guillaume, Land, Credit and Crisis. Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible (Sheffield: Equinox, 2012), 47. indd 26 23/03/2015 10:27 Textual and Artefactual Evidence for a Native Pantheon 27 as representing wisdom personified rather than a goddess. This shift in understanding was necessary to be consistent with later monotheism. 7 Whether the third person plural suffixes in Genesis 1 signify Asherah in conjunction with God/Yahweh, or denotes the divine council, either way they reflect a plurality of gods.
R. D. Barnett, “Layard’s Nimrud Bronzes and Their Inscriptions,” Eretz-Israel 8 (1967): 1–7. 42. Y. Yadin, “A Note on the Nimrud Bronze Bowls,” Eretz-Israel 8 (1967): 6. 43. J. J. M. Roberts and K. L Roberts, “Yahweh’s Significant Other,” in Engaging the Bible in a Gendered World (eds L. Day and C. Pressler; Louisville: John Knox, 2006), 176–85 (183–4). indd 35 23/03/2015 10:27 36 Monotheism and Yahweh’s Appropriation of Baal and the predominance of Yahweh-type names shows that he was the head deity of Israel and Judah.
His model is useful, but his historical reconstruction of the rise of the monotheism process is not without problems. 3). Second, Smith understands monotheism to have arisen towards the end of the monarchy or the beginning of the Exile. These two points reflect a conservative approach characterized by a certain confidence in the historical reliability of biblical texts. 66. See W. G. Lambert, “The Historical Development of the Mesopotamian Pantheon: A Study in Sophisticated Polytheism,” in Unity & Diversity: Essays in the History, Literature, and Religion of the Ancient Near East (eds H.