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The Religion of Israel

J. Day

in Text in Context

Published in print September 2000 | ISBN: 9780198263913
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601187 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198263910.003.0016
 The Religion of Israel

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This is the last of six chapters on the Old Testament and its authors, and its subject is the religion of Israel. The introduction to the chapter briefly reviews previous work on this subject. The sections of the rest of the chapter are devoted to the following topics; the pre‐monarchical period; Canaanite syncretism in the religion of Israel; divination and the cult of the dead; the Deuteronomic movement Josiah's reform and covenant theology; monotheism and the prohibition of images; cultic law; natural theology; universalism and exclusivism; and the apocalyptic movement.

Keywords: apocalyptic movement; Canaanite syncretism; covenant theology; cultic law; cult of the dead; Deuteronomic movement; divination; exclusivism; images; Israelite religion; Josiah; Josiah's reform; monotheism; natural theology; Old Testament; pre‐monarchical period; prohibition of images; religion of Israel; theology; universalism

Chapter.  13026 words. 

Subjects: Biblical Studies

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