Type Book
Date 1961
Pages 486
Tags nonfiction, religion, history

The Religion of Israel: From its Beginnings to the Babylonian Exile

Part 1: The Character of Israelite Religion

Chapter 1: The Basic Problem

Argues that in the biblical period, the Israelite religion was not polytheistic. References in the bible to the pagan religions of neighbouring regions mischaracterize the nature of those religions, consistently, as centering on the worship not of gods, but of objects, indicating a fundamental misunderstanding of that form of religion. Thus, the religion of Israel could not have been of this sort.

Chapter 2: Pagan Religion

Chapter 3: Israelite Religion

Name Role
George Allen & Unwin Ltd. Publisher
Moshe Greenberg Translator
Yehezkel Kaufmann Author