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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 47. How Did Yhwh Became One?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44916


Only a good dozen passages in the entire Hebrew Bible clearly deny the existence of gods besides Yhwh. Monotheism was a slow process that eventually gave birth to intermediary entities to compensate for the inevitable distancing of the only God from worshippers.

Chapter Contributors

  • James S. Anderson ([email protected] - Jamesanderson) 'University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas'