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Memoirs Of God
     

Memoirs Of God

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by Mark S. Smith
 

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ISBN-10: 0800634853

ISBN-13: 9780800634858

Pub. Date: 10/01/2004

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other

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This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other deities.

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ISBN-13:
9780800634858
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Sales rank:
959,976
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.44(d)

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The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
GradStudentCO More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a graduate course in Ancient Israelite Religion, it quickly became my favorite book of the course. Smith uncovers the foundations of Israelite religion and exposes the preconceptions that western culture (particularly Christianity) has of the Israelites. Perhaps Smith's greatest contribution is in looking at the origins of the Israelite deity and how there was tremendous crossover between the Israelites and the Canaanites/ Ugarit (chapter 3). This book is excellent for anyone who wants to delve into current religious scholarship outside of the classroom.