Fr. 138.00

Yahweh: Origin of a Desert God

English · Hardback

Shipping usually within 4 to 7 working days


Read more

Recognizing the absence of a God named Yahweh outside of ancient Israel, this study addresses the related questions of Yahweh's origins and the biblical claim that there were Yahweh-worshipers other than the Israelite people. Beginning with the Hebrew Bible, with an exhaustive survey of ancient Near Eastern literature and inscriptions discovered by archaeology, and using anthropology to reconstruct religious practices and beliefs of ancient Edom and Midian, this study proposes an answer. Yahweh-worshiping Midianites of the Early Iron Age brought their deity along with metallurgy into ancient Palestine and the Israelite people.

About the author

Robert D. Miller II is Ordinary Professor of Old Testament and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies at the Catholig University of America.

Product details

Authors Robert D Miller II, Robert D. Miller II
Assisted by Christopher Irwin (Illustration)
Publisher Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 08.03.2021
EAN 9783525540862
ISBN 978-3-525-54086-2
No. of pages 253
Dimensions 160 mm x 235 mm x 23 mm
Weight 570 g
Illustrations with 2 fig.
Series Forschungen zur Religion und Literatur des Alten und Neuen Testaments
Subjects Humanities, art, music > Religion/theology > Miscellaneous

Altes Testament, Jahwe, Religion, Religionsphilosophie, Wüstengott

Customer reviews

No reviews have been written for this item yet. Write the first review and be helpful to other users when they decide on a purchase.

Write a review

Thumbs up or thumbs down? Write your own review.

For messages to please use the contact form.

The input fields marked * are obligatory

By submitting this form you agree to our data privacy statement.