"When Gods Were Men": The Embodied God in Biblical and Near Eastern Literature (Beihefte Zur Zeitschrift Fur Die Alttestamentliche Wissenschaft) by Esther J. Hamori
English | May 20, 2008 | ISBN: 3110203480 | 204 Pages | PDF | 2 MB
In the texts of Genesis 18 and 32, God appears to a patriarch in person and is referred to by the narrator as a man, both times by the Hebrew word sh. In both texts, God as sh is described in graphically human terms. This type of divine appearance is identified here as the sh theophany.