Title

Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Hebrew Scriptures About the Fatherhood of God

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2004

Publication Details

This book was originally published as:

Tasker, D. (2004). Ancient near eastern literature and the Hebrew Scriptures about the fatherhood of God. In Studies in Biblical Literature Series: Vol. 69. New York: Peter Lang.

ISBN: 9780820471280

Abstract

Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Hebrew Scriptures About the Fatherhood of God discusses some of the main father-god concepts of the people of the Ancient Near East, then examines the eighteen occurrences of God’s fatherhood specifically mentioned in Hebrew Scripture. From these sources, the book develops a theology of God’s fatherhood that honors both ancient and modern scrutiny. Although many studies have explored the subject of the fatherhood of God – mostly from the perspective of nonbiblical disciplines, and through the lens of Greco-Roman mythology – this book takes into account the wealth of material from the ancient Near East, the birthplace of the Hebrew Scriptures. (From publisher website)

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At the time of writing David Tasker was affiliated with Pacific Adventist University.