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Bibil Identifier bibil:151669
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Divine Fatherhood: Re-examining the Paradigm
Author Tasker, David
Journal Journal of Asia Adventist Seminary (Volume: 11, Issue: 2)
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Language English
Pages 109-127 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This study examines various approaches to the understanding of the father-God concept, recognizing that much that has been said up to this point has been heavily influenced by sources other than either the Hebrew Scriptures or their Ancient Near Eastern (ANE) context. It briefly traces the development of the concept from the time of Origen through to modern times, noticing that biblical texts have been minimized through Greco-Roman paradigms or anthropocentric concerns. This is followed by a brief survey of Sumerian, Akkadian, Egyptian and Ugaritic concepts of their father-gods which are then compared and contrasted with references to the Hebrew Scriptures. The resulting picture may be more different than commonly accepted.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Father God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Origen
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