Thursday, April 30, 2020

A comparison

The HB is usually much more explicit than the Mesha Inscription about motives and why God acts in certain ways, and due to the strong impulse in the HB to encourage Israel’s faithfulness to God, this moral foundation plays a more dominant role in the HB than it does in the Mesha Inscription. An important way this is expressed is in terms of God’s covenant with Israel and the faithfulness and loyalty that God expects from her.—M. Patrick Graham in Divine Doppelgängers: YHWH’s Ancient Look-Alikes, p. 133

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