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Bibil Identifier bibil:223842
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Divine Attributes in the Book of Joel
Author Watson, Douglas
Journal Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (Volume: 37, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 109-129 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Disagreement about the substance of the book of Joel is due, in part, to the complexity of and inconsistency in the book's portrait of the deity. This article seeks to unpack four divine attributes that undergird the complicated presentation of Yhwh in the book of Joel's interpretation of disaster: divine abandonment, divine aggression, divine compassion, and divine judgment. In each case, the portrait of the deity that emerges is rooted in the literature of Israelite laments. The importance of Israelite laments in shaping the themes, motifs, and metaphors of the book of Joel offers clues about the religious tradition from which the text emerged.
DOI 10.1177/0309089212438008
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Books of the Old Testament : Latter Prophets : Twelve Minor Prophets : Joel
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : YHWH
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Lamentation
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