Unlike El, Baal's appropriation into the Yahwistic
faith occurred with polemics, which eventually led to a complete rejection of the name Baal and its characteristics.
contends that Yahwistic
elements in Proverbs may be early rather than late, and she underscores connections between leading wisdom theological motifs (e.g., creation) with the theology of other sections of the Hebrew Bible.
narrative of the the Garden of Eden begins with the discussion between the serpent and the woman.
That poem is built upon one syntactic base, as Emerson both echoes and extends the sparse, elusive, tautological, almost palindromic Yahwistic
identification, "I am." The copulative is the poem's only verb, and the rest of the poem is composed of a catalogue of adjectival prepositional phrases modifying the predicate nominative "owner" in constructions that contain even more internal parallelism.
The first four chapters provide background information concerning the cosmologies of ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Israel (both Yahwistic
and non-Yahwistic), Persia, Greece, and Rome.
Actually, the Yahwistic
idea of Sheol (the netherworld) offered more or less the same miserable pseudo-existence as the Mesopotamian kur.
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.
Actually, for all his harping on Hamlet and Falstaff as bearers of the Yahwistic
blessing, "exuberance of being" for all his pseudomysticism and thrillingly solemn rhetoric, Bloom is in the end a rationalist.
Harold Bloom's focus is on J, the Yahwistic
writer, the author of what would seem to be the oldest strand of Genesis.
This fascinating book argues carefully and succinctly for a Yahwistic
world view in which nature is the ground of Yahweh's activity in just as profound a way as history, and in which the local Canaanite hill country provides the background to the stories of both the primeval and ancestral ages.
The theological discussion of recent years has repeatedly tried to relativize these offensive formulations by means of the statements of the older, so-called Yahwistic
creation account of Gen.