The Gender of God in Ancient Israel

By :  Benjamin D. Sommer Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages Posted On May 2, 2022 / 5782 | Monday Webinar Relating to God | Gender

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Part of the series, Relating to God

With Dr. Benjamin Sommer, Professor of Bible and Ancient Semitic Languages

How did the biblical authors, and other Israelites, view the gender of God? Did they perceive God to be male? Did any of them perceive God as female? To answer this question, we examine both several biblical texts as well as archaeological evidence.

This session was generously sponsored by Linda and Ronald F Daitz and by Yale Asbell, JTS trustee


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