Imitatio Hominis: Anthropomorphism and the Character(s) of God in Rabbinic Literature
- THE OTHER SIDE OF THE JABBOK: GENESIS 32 AS A FIASCO OF PATRIARCHY. Frolov, Serge // Journal for the Study of the Old Testament;Dec2000, Issue 91, p41
Looks at the problem of gender-based distribution of roles in Genesis 32 from a similar but somewhat different angle. Uncertainty in Jacob's position in relation to his household; What is considered a hallmark of shepherd in the Hebrew Bible; Structure that emphasizes the patriarch's...
- Celestial Choirmaster:The Liturgical Role of Enoch-Metatron in 2 Enoch and the Merkabah Tradition. Orlov, Andrei A. // Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha;Sep2004, Vol. 14 Issue 1, p3
This article investigates the roots of Enoch-Metatron's liturgical office of celestial choirmaster which plays a prominent role in the Merkabah tradition. Although references to this office of the exalted patriarch are absent in 1 Enoch, Jubilees, Genesis Apocryphon, and the Book of Giants, this...
- HOPPING BETWEEN TWO OPINIONS: UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLICAL PORTRAIT OF AHAB. Angel, Hayyim // Jewish Bible Quarterly;Jan-Mar2007, Vol. 35 Issue 1, p3
The article presents an analysis on the multifaceted character of Ahab, the King of Israel in an effort to help readers understand his biblical portrait. The article probes on the influence of Jezebel over her husband Ahab and the possibility that it was Ahab who influenced his wife into...
- MAKING SENSE OF MELCHIZEDEK (GENESIS 14:18-20). TATU, SILVIU // Journal for the Evangelical Study of the Old Testament;2014, Vol. 3 Issue 1, p49
Biblical criticism has debated for the last two centuries whether or not to include the Melchizedek episode (Gen 14:18-20) with the other incidents of the story in Gen 14. This article makes the case for the early integration of Melchizedek's episode in the narrative concerning Abram recovering...
- Isaiah 65:17-25. Longman III, Tremper // Interpretation: A Journal of Bible & Theology;Jan2010, Vol. 64 Issue 1, p72
The article presents a reflection on the Bible passage in Isaiah 65:17-25. The author states that the passage depicts the Israelites' hopelessness under the Persian government's colonialism. He also relates the vision of the future that God gave His people such as a full life and an intimate...
- A BIBLICAL SOURCE FOR PARADISE LOST IX.813-15. Lethbridge, J. B. // Notes & Queries;Mar1989, Vol. 36 Issue 1, p32
The article focuses on the book "Paradise Lost," by John Milton. In "Paradise Lost" book IX, once she has eaten from the forbidden tree, Eve considers the consequences of her deed. Among these is the possibility of death as promised by God. But Eve wonders if perhaps her sin has been unnoticed...
- Religious Anxiety and the Experience of God. Spero, Moshe Halevi // Judaism;Spring77, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p206
Discusses the widespread quest for God and the evidence for the existence of God. Psychological efficacy and potential therapeutic value of religious practice; Argument for the existence of God; Aspects of the Jewish philosophy and theology.
- God doesn't send frustration. // Christian Science Monitor;2/13/96, Vol. 88 Issue 54, p17
Argues that God is not responsible for frustration. How the Bible speaks about God; Pray as a mean of combating frustration; Mary Barker Eddy discovery of Christian Science; How to pray when feeling frustration.
- Cupcakes and sunlight. // Christian Science Monitor;5/16/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 122, p23
Expresses the belief that goodness, happiness and love are from God, they never let people down, and that they are secure and unchangeable.