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Bibil Identifier bibil:204060
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) A “Transubstantiated” Humanity
Title (English, ) The Relationship between the Divine Image and the Presence of God in Genesis i 26f.
Author Herring, Stephen L.
Journal Vetus Testamentum (Volume: 58, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2008
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2008
Year (Copyright) 2008
Year (Reference) 2008
Year (Second publication) 2008
Language English
Pages 480-494 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Since the 1960's the consensus in Old Testament research regarding humanity's role as image of God has been along the lines of a functional or propagandistic interpretation. Thus, humanity represents the deity by functioning like him: they rule over the earth by his command and in his stead. This interpretation, however, often overlooks the ontological worldview of the ancient Near East where the distinction between object and referent was not as clear as it is today. The image functioned to make present the referent, be it god or king. In this way, the priestly conception of humanity as divine image is more than mere function but concerns the manifestation of divine presence as well.
DOI 10.1163/156853308X348213
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image of God
Pericopes Genesis 1,26-1,27
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