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Bibil Identifier bibil:226731
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Das Bild Gottes und die Götterbilder im Alten Testament
Author Lux, Rüdiger
Journal Zeitschrift für Theologie und Kirche (Volume: 110, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language German
Pages 133-157 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This paper deals with the question of whether or not there is a theological connection between the Deuteronomistic ban on images of anything in heaven, on earth or in the water under the earth (Ex 20:4ff, Dt 5:8ff) and the idea of a person as an image of God in the Priestly writing (Gen 1:26-28). The author concludes that the commandment to man to rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in heaven, the animals and the entire earth is the answer to this question. Since man himself is the only legitimate image of God, he is not allowed to make any graven images. The ban on making graven images and the commandment to rule the earth in God's own likeness (dominium terrae) are two voices from the discourse on the theology of images between deuteronomistic and priestly theologians in Israel in the 5th and 6th centuries BC.
DOI 10.1628/004435413X666341
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Image of God
Pericopes Exodus 20,4
Deuteronomy 5,8
Genesis 1,26-1,28
Terms כֶּבֶשׂ כבשׂ
רָדָה רדה
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