Not only do Yahwists
believe that their God is the only God, the creator of all that was, is, and ever shall be, but that He is the only possible salvation of humanity, and that it is from Him and Him alone that we derive our sense of right and wrong.
5) This is to say, these staid Christians of Valverde are closer to the primitive peoples who practiced infanticide than to the vibrant culture of the Yahwists, the latter considering death to be the permanent end.
Neither were kings and worldly authorities, by extension, to be highly valued; rather, true Yahwists often despised them.
He has no interest in legal causes or social movements such as Lazaro's proposed "sindicato" (150-51), reminding us of the Yahwists who abhor society's creations.
Don Manuel's resistance to the Christian mythology structured in the first two centuries after Jesus' death is the single strongest element of the narrative that denotes his alliance with the burning, doubting tradition of the Yahwists.
Yahwism is not traditional Judaism, and a Jew is rarely a Yahwist these days.
Our first clue to the Yahwist impulse in Unamuno's novel appears on the opening page, in the epigraph.
The role of the prophets, and the Yahwist vision that they articulated, was one at variance with the function of myth in a structured Hellenized society.
Jesus himself, from whom Don Manuel takes his name (Emmanuel), evinced Yahwist tendencies.
Storming through the countryside, Josiah and his Yahwist
supporters destroyed rival shrines, slaughtered alien priests, defiled their altars, and ensured that henceforth even Jewish sacrifice take place exclusively in Jerusalem, where the priests could exercise tight control.
Animal sacrifice within Yehud is thus confined to Jerusalem, although some Yahwists continued to worship in this way outside of Yehud (e.
Although Persian-period biblical texts condemn the use of incense outside of the Jerusalem temple, it is hard for me to agree with Knowles on the basis of the evidence she cites, that Yahwists indeed used incense in their worship outside of the temple.