Ancient Near Eastern Literature and the Hebrew Scriptures About the Fatherhood of God
0820471283 (cb : alk. paper)
ANZSRC / FoR Code
220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
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)
Tasker, D. (2004). Ancient near eastern literature and the Hebrew Scriptures about the fatherhood of God. New York, NY: Peter Lang.