Facets of Fear
The notion 'fear of God(s)' is widespread in and beyond the Hebrew Bible. How was it understood and why did it make sense among ancient Jewish scribes to couple 'fear' terminology with 'God(s)' terminology? How was this notion applied, and what taxonomical challenges does it involve? Phillip Michael Lasater addresses such questions through philological, concept-historical, and exegetical analyses, responding to the history of research on the topic and opening up fresh perspectives.
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