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By S. Tamar Kamionkowski, Wonil Kim

Recognizing that human event is particularly a lot motivated by way of inhabiting our bodies, the prior decade has noticeable a surge in stories approximately illustration of our bodies in non secular event and human imaginations concerning the Divine. the certainty of embodiment as significant to human adventure has made a gigantic impression inside of spiritual reports really in modern Christian theology, feminist, cultural and ideological feedback and anthropological ways to the Hebrew Bible. in the sub-field of theology of the Hebrew Bible, the dialog continues to be ruled via assumptions that the God of the Hebrew Bible doesn't have a physique and that embodiment of the divine is a brand new notion brought outdoors of the Hebrew Bible. To an exceptional quantity, the insights relating to how physique discourse can speak details haven't but been integrated into theological reports. >

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223. 1 WILLIS Heavenly Bodies 21 her study of Leviticus, she contends that the body serves as a model for Israelite society and thus is capable of mapping social and cultural concerns. 35 Two signi¿cant theses concerning the body of God emerge from Douglas’s insights. Howard EilbergSchwartz picks up Douglas’s idea of the cultural mediation of opposites and contends that conÀicting descriptions of the divine as both formless and also anthropomorphic (or “re-formed”) result from deeply embedded contradictions.

43. On this story, see further Matthias Henze, The Madness of King Nebuchadnezzar: The Ancient Near Eastern Origins and Early History of the Interpretation of Daniel 4 (SJSJ 61; Boston: Brill, 1999), 97–99. 44. So also T. J. Meadowcroft, Aramaic Daniel and Greek Daniel: A Literary Comparison (JSOTSup 198; Shef¿eld: Shef¿eld Academic, 1995), 238–39; Henze, Madness, 97–99. John J. Collins, Daniel (Hermeneia; Minneapolis: Fortress 1993), 297, does not see this as legitimation, but reads this process of humanization as God removing Nebuchadnezzar’s power.

27 22. Batto, “The Image of God,” 149–63, discusses the iconographic and textual evidence from Assyria at length. See also Hendel, “Aniconism and Anthropomorphism,” 224–25; and John Kutsko, “Ezekiel’s Anthropology and Its Ethical Implications,” in The Book of Ezekiel: Theological and Anthropological Perspectives (ed. Margaret Odell and John Strong; Atlanta: SBL, 2000), 119–41 (126–27). 23. Batto, “The Image of God,” 179–85. 24. Hendel, “Aniconism and Anthropomorphism,” 212; Smith, The Origins, 92–93.

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