Nineveh’s pretensions to divine power in Nahum 3:16

Quine, Cat (2018) Nineveh’s pretensions to divine power in Nahum 3:16. Vetus Testamentum . ISSN 1568-5330 (In Press)

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With the exception of Nahum 3:16, in the Hebrew Bible Yahweh alone has the power to multiply humans so that they will be as innumerable as the stars. Nineveh’s multiplication of her merchants “more than the stars of the heavens” (Nah 3:16) was, therefore, tantamount to a challenge to Yahweh’s divine power. The destruction of Nineveh demonstrated that Yahweh answered this challenge.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Nahum; Nineveh; Ishtar; Stars
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Arts > School of Humanities > Department of Theology and Religious Studies
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 14 Mar 2018 12:41
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:27

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