By Felix Albrecht

The current quantity is dedicated to the subject matter of "Divine Father" in moment Temple Jewish and early Christian culture and in its historical pagan contexts. It brings jointly lawsuits of a convention lower than an identical name, held in Gottingen in September 2011. chosen articles by means of recognized students specialize in spiritual and philosophical recommendations of divine parenthood in antiquity, from the Hebrew Bible and moment Temple Judaism (the useless Sea Scrolls, Targums, Philo and Josephus) to the sector of the hot testomony. furthermore, the quantity offers with the designation of deity as "father" or "mother" from the extensive spectrum of historical Egypt and classical antiquity (Homer, Hesiod, Plato, and its reception) to past due antiquity (Plotinus and Porphyry)."

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