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Bibil Identifier bibil:203607
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) To Be or Not to Be: A Reexamination of Name Language in Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History
Author Hundley, Michael
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 59, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 533-555 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Advocates of name theology have long argued that Deuteronomy and the Deuteronomistic History relocate YHWH from the temple to heaven, putting the name in his place, as either a forwarding station for prayer or some form of substitute presence. In recent years, this position has come under particular scrutiny. Rather than rejecting the traditional theory outright, the present article posits an important corrective through a reexamination of the name language in context. In sum, the Deuteronomistic innovation lies not in absenting God from earth, but in leaving the exact nature and extent of his presence on earth ambiguous.
DOI 10.1163/004249309X12499528782066
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Name
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Presence
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Historical Traditions : Deuteronomist
Terms שׁם
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