The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel
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The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel  -     By: Mark S. Smith

The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel

Augsburg Fortress / 2004 / Paperback

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This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine--Yahweh as well as other deities.

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Title: The Memoirs of God: History, Memory, and the Experience of the Divine in Ancient Israel
By: Mark S. Smith
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Augsburg Fortress
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 0800634853
ISBN-13: 9780800634858
Stock No: WW634853

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This insightful work examines the variety of ways that collective memory, oral tradition, history, and history writing intersect. Integral to all this are the ways in which ancient Israel was shaped by the monarchy, the Babylonian exile, and the dispersions of Judeans and the ways in which Israel conceptualized and interacted with the divine-Yahweh as well as other deities.

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Mark S. Smith is Helena Professor of Old Testament Literature and Exegesis at Princeton Theological Seminary and Skirball Professor Emeritus of Bible and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at New York University. He is the author of over 120 articles, 17 books, and 5 co-authored books: most recently, Where the Gods Are: Spatial Dimensions of Anthropomorphism in the Biblical World (2016) and The Genesis of Good and Evil: The Fall(out) and Original Sin in the Bible (2019).

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