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Theology

Sven Petry

Die Entgrenzung JHWHs

Monolatrie, Bilderverbot und Monotheismus im Deuteronomium, in Deuterojesaja und im Ezechielbuch

[Breaking the Boundaries of JHWH. Monolatry, the Prohibition of Images and Monotheism in Deuteronomy, Deutero-Isaiah and Ezekiel.]

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Based on an analysis of the relevant biblical texts themselves, Sven Petry explores the development of the JHWH religion from the de facto monolatry of preexilic times to the monolatric program of Deuteronomy and the well thought-out monotheism in Second Isaiah.
The origins and the development of biblical monotheism are the subject of an ongoing scholarly debate. For the last three decades, this has broadened our insight into the development of the Israelite religion and its literature. However, up to now there has been little consensus on this subject. Based on an analysis of the relevant biblical texts themselves, this volume explores the development of the JHWH religion from the de facto monolatry of preexilic times to the monolatric program of Deuteronomy and the well thought-out monotheism in Second Isaiah. It also takes a look at its reception in Second Temple Judaism as described in the Book of Ezekiel, and depicts the breaking down of JHWH's confines from his being regarded as a local deity, then to a local dynasty, a people and finally to the belief that the God of Israel is the only God of heaven and earth.
Authors/Editors

Sven Petry Geboren 1976; Studium der ev. Theologie in Bethel, Bonn und Göttingen; 2007 Promotion; seit Herbst 2007 Vikar in der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Landeskirche Sachsens.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Religious Studies Review — 35 (2009), S. 177 (John L. McLaughlin)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 121 (2009), S. 154–155 (J.C. Gertz)
In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung — 104 (2009), S. 499–505 (Karin Schöpfling)
In: International Review of Biblical Studies — 54 (2007/08), S. 1553
In: PV-aktuell (Nachrichten des Pfarrvereins Westf.) — 2008, Nr. 1, S. 6 (K.-F. Wiggermann)
In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 33.5 (2009), S. 165 (H.C. Clifford)
In: Old Testament Abstracts — 32 (2009), S. 221 (C.T. Begg)
In: Journal of Hebrew Scriptures — www.arts.ualberta.ca/JHS/reviews/review385.htm (09.07.2009) (Nathan MacDonald)
In: Bibliographie zur Symbolik, Ikonographie und Mythologie — 40 (2007), S. 81