Monday, March 30, 2020

And we are that image

Even as we have seen many points of contact between Genesis and the ancient Near East, we should not neglect to notice the places where the Israelites were departing from the standard ways of thinking in the ancient world. People (God’s images) were placed in sacred space just as the images of the Babylonian gods were placed in sacred space in their temples to mediate God’s presence and God’s revelation. But images were excluded in worship in Israel—we are the only images God allows.—The Lost World of Adam and Eve, p. 196

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That's the end of this book. Hope you enjoyed it. Next up, we'll move to the New Testament for a bit.
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