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Theology chronicle: Images of God in the Old Testament: Yahweh – loving father and mother

A Groenewald

Verbum et Ecclesia; Vol 27, No 2 (2006), 534-547. doi: 10.4102/ve.v27i2.162

Submitted: 22 September 2006
Published:  17 November 2006

Abstract

This theology chronicle proceeds from the Marcionite idea of the cruel God of the Old Testament. This idea today is still well and alive with church members, and even with students of Biblical Studies and Theology. The author then takes the reader on a short journey through some of the most sublime love texts in the Old Testament, portraying Yahweh (the God of Israel) as a loving father and even as a loving mother/wife. The article concludes with an appeal towards the reader to once again discover the beauty of the Old Testament as well as Old Testament texts.

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A Groenewald, Universiteit van Pretoria, South Africa

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