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Bibil Identifier bibil:221612
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) On the Biblical Notion of the "Fear of God" as a Condition for Human Existence
Author Jindo, Job Y.
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 19, Issue: 4-5)
Journal Biblical Interpretation (Volume: 19, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2011
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2011
Year (Copyright) 2011
Year (Reference) 2011
Language English
Pages 433-453 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article examines the biblical notion of "fear of God" as a fundamental normative category for all human beings. First, the Hebrew word for "fear" is examined in correspondence with the word for "knowledge," for they oftentimes appear as synonyms in the Bible. Fear of God is thereby identified as a particular state of mind that directs one's perception of the world and the self and qualifies, essentially, one's existence as human. This study is part of a work-in-progress that explores the conceptual world of ancient Israel.
DOI 10.1163/156851511x595503
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Fear of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Knowledge of God
Pericopes 1 Samuel 2,12
Exodus 5,2
Genesis 28,16-28,17
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