Yahwism


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Yahwism

, Jahwism, Yahvism, Jahvism
the use of the name Yahweh, esp in parts of the Old Testament, as the personal name of God
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He argued that biblical Yahwism was a merciful stage of religious development wherein human sacrifice was replaced by animal immolation, yet the primitive, pagan custom of child immolation continued to reemerge from time to time, particularly during times of stress, as people wrestled to fully embrace the innovation of animal substitution.
Indeed, does Yahwism offer us anything at all in the way of ethics?
These words of the people were certainly blasphemous to the priest's innermost beliefs, which resonate tones of Yahwism. His reactions unveil how Don Manuel, in belief and cultural inclination, is as Hebraic as Hellene, figuratively rejecting the cult of the dead by the repugnance he shows toward the villagers' Christian belief that babies who die unexpectedly will be saved in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Written by Andre Lemaire (professor of Hebrew and Aramaic philology and epigraphy), The Birth of Monotheism: The Rise and Disappearance of Yahwism is a scholarly, serious-minded examination of the concept of a single, universal God, as traced from its precursor in the religion of ancient Israel through the evolution of classic monotheism during Babylonian Exile and beyond.
In Cross's view, the optimistic pro-Josianic writer or writers framed Israel's history with certain key themes: covenantal Yahwism, condemnation of foreign alliances, cultic practices, gods, support for the Davidic dynasty, and emphasis on the Jerusalem temple and its centralized sacrificial cult.
Patriarchal Narratives and Mosaic Yahwism, Overtures to Biblical Theology (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 1992).
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.
Moreover, while it is recorded that Yahweh "loved" Solomon, the account of Solomon's "wise" reign concludes with one of the harshest summary evaluations possible, depicting him as virtually abandoning Yahwism in favor of the religio-political practices of his foreign wives.(3) just what kind of political wisdom was this intended to represent?(4)
Turning to Israel, the question is raised of legitimate and illegitimate consultants in monotheistic Yahwism, centring on the prophet [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII] and the `physician' [GREEK TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII], who is described as being `akin to the asu in Mesopotamia' (p.
Both accounts imply that some sort of Yahwism continued in the north after the fall of the kingdom of Israel, which also fits the archaeological evidence.
He covers a history of the discussion on monotheism paradigms, textual and artefactual evidence for a native pantheon, three categories of appropriation, Baal, polemic appropriation of Baal, appropriation through implied polemics and non-polemic transference, and mapping the rise of monotheistic Yahwism. ([umlaut] Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR)
The birth of monotheism; the rise and disappearance of Yahwism.