Deuteronomy & the Meaning of 'Monotheism'

By Nathan MacDonald
September 2003
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3-16-148054-6
281 pages, 6 1/4" x 9 1/4"
$89.50 Paper Original

Nathan MacDonald examines the meaning and significance of "monotheism" in ancient Israel, through an analysis of specific texts in Deuteronomy. He takes a different approach to the debate about monotheism that has been raging in Old Testament studies for the last twenty years, and raises important questions for that debate. Contents include: The Origin and Meaning of "Monotheism"; Yhwh, Our God, Yhwh is One: Confessing "Monotheism"; So Love Yhwh, Your God: "Monotheism as Devoted Love; Recite Them: Remembering "Monotheism"; Hear O Israel: "Monotheism" and Election; Bind Them as a Sign: "Monotheism" and Idolatry; Conclusion: Bread not Stone.

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