Whereas it is possible that Yahwistic
names were enforced politically over the entire society by overzealous religious elites, at other times they were "purely indexical" or symbols of Judean identity and cultural tradition "without subscribing to a particular theological agenda" (p.
A rather harmless symbol--until some Israelites who frequented the Yahwistic
temples in Samaria's environs began to believe the shrine's cherub actually was Yahweh
5) The first portion, namely, Genesis 1:1-2:3, is usually taken as the later priestly account (P), whereas the second portion, Genesis 2:4-3:24, is understood as an earlier Yahwistic
The inscriptions cast new light not only on the Yahwistic
community in Samaria, he says, but also on the politics of the Ptolemaic and Seleucid rulers in the southern Levant after Alexander and before the Maccabaean revolt.
By now, biblical scholars are largely in agreement about the existence of four main traditions woven together in the Old Testament: the Yahwistic
, the Elohistic, the Priestly, and the Deuteronomic.
Second, each prophet bears a fine Yahwistic
name: according to BDB, "Jeremiah" means something like "YHWH loosens" or "YHWH exalts" (BDB 941), while "Hananiah" means "YHWH has been gracious" (BDB 337).
contends that Yahwistic
elements in Proverbs may be early rather than late, and she underscores connections between leading wisdom theological motifs (e.
narrative of the the Garden of Eden begins with the discussion between the serpent and the woman.
That poem is built upon one syntactic base, as Emerson both echoes and extends the sparse, elusive, tautological, almost palindromic Yahwistic
identification, "I am.
The first four chapters provide background information concerning the cosmologies of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel (both Yahwistic
), Persia, Greece, and Rome.
On the level of the history of religions a distinction has to be made between Yahwism and Judaism, Judaism being the form that the ancient Yahwistic
religion adopted in the Hellenistic period.
Actually, for all his harping on Hamlet and Falstaff as bearers of the Yahwistic
blessing, "exuberance of being" for all his pseudomysticism and thrillingly solemn rhetoric, Bloom is in the end a rationalist.