Chapter One surveys basic concepts of ancient polytheism, specifically three dimensions: "shapes" (cult images and representations of a deity in the temple cult); "transformations" (cosmic manifestations as sun, moon, and the like); and "names" (linguistic representations that include not only proper names, but also titles, pedigrees, genealogies, and myths). [...] it is evident that this book is hardly a reliable guide to "God and Gods."
Of God and Gods: Egypt, Israel, and the Rise of Monotheism Mark S Smith Shofar; Summer 2009; 27, 4; Docstoc pg. 151 Reproduc
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