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Bibil Identifier bibil:203811
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Divine Plural
Title (English, ) A Literary-Contextual Argument for Plurality in the Godhead
Author Keiser, Thomas A.
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 34, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 131-146 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Throughout scholarly research, the referent of the divine plural in Genesis 1 has experienced a proliferation of interpretations, accompanied by a lack of consensus due to the problems associated with each. The view which has gained considerable popularity is that the divine plural represents God’s address to the heavenly court. However, this view has the significant weakness that it approaches the matter from outside its literary context. This study offers a consideration of the divine plural from within that literary context and suggests that there is considerable basis for understanding it as an intended but unspecified reference to plurality in the Godhead.
DOI 10.1177/0309089209356414
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Names of God
Pericopes Genesis 1
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