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Single Idea 7481

[catalogued under 29. Religion / B. Monotheistic Religion / 2. Judaism]

Full Idea

Archaeology offers datable figures that seem to support the idea that the Israelites of the 'second exile' period converted Yahweh into a special, single God to justify their claims to the land.

Gist of Idea

The Israelites may have asserted the uniqueness of Yahweh to justify land claims


Peter Watson (Ideas [2005], Ch.07)

Book Reference

Watson,Peter: 'Ideas: from fire to Freud' [Phoenix 2006], p.208

A Reaction

The implications for middle eastern politics of this wicked observation are beyond the remit of a philosophy database.