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Anthropomorphism - Biblical
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Part of Anthropomorphism:

1. Philosophical

2. Biblical

Human attributes are often ascribed to Yahweh in the ОТ. He has hands, feet, eyes, lips, mouth, tongue, face, head, heart and inward parts, and is represented as a man (Exod 15:3; 22:19; Is 30:27; Ezek 1:26); be retains human traits even in prophetic visions (Is 6:1; Dan 7:9). This way of thinking of God is also characterized by the frequency with which human reactions are attributed to God: he laughs (Ps 2:4), is angry and whistles (Is5:25f.), sle…

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Werner Post, “Anthropomorphism - Biblical”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 01 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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