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THE CONCEPT OF GOD/THE GODS AS KING IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND THE BIBLE

@inproceedings{Smith2004THECO,
  title={THE CONCEPT OF GOD/THE GODS AS KING IN THE ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND THE BIBLE},
  author={Gary V. Smith and Winnipeg},
  year={2004}
}
By its very nature, language about God must include analogical terms which try to communicate the idea of "God" in ways which man understands. Because man's experiences and cultures have varied so tremendously, it is difficult and dangerous to make generalizations about the ancient Near Eastern concept of god. Rudolph Otto in his study The Idea of the Holy found a common mysterium tremendum et facinasum in all religions. This represents a power within things which results in man's special… 
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