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God in Translation
Deities in Cross-Cultural Discourse in the Biblical World

By Mark S. Smilin
December 2008
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161495434
408 pages
$225.00 hardcover

The author tells the story of what has been called "translatability" of deities, namely how deities of various cultures were identified or recognized by name across cultural boundaries.

Partial Contents:

Empires & Their Deities: Late Bronze Age
National Gods in Ancient Israel
Impact of Mesopotamian Empires on Divinity
Biblical Censorship in Post-Exilic Israel
Greco-Roman World
Biblical Bible in the World--Jewish & Christian Translatability