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Father Deities
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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Old Testament

I. Religious Studies

Deities defined by emphasis on their relationship to ancestors (“fathers,” see also Ancestors, Cult of) are historically and ethnographically attested in Near Eastern and East African cultures. Usually named in the form “God of X” or “God of my/your father” or “God of my/your fathers,” they can also be known by a specific proper name. The cult o…

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Neu, Rainer, Bosse, Katrin and Albertz, Rainer, “Father Deities”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025280>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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