Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Divinity (B.Div)


Historical Theology

First Advisor

George Schick

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

Deuteronomy 12:30; 1 Samuel 26:19; Leviticus 25:38; Ruth 1:15-16; Ruth 1:20-21; Joshua 22:24-25; 2 Kings 5:17; 1 Kings 20:23; 1 Samuel 4:7-8; 1 Samuel 5:7-8; Ezra 6:12; Joshua 10:40; Ezra 7:15; Ezra 7:19; Judges 11:24; Numbers 21:29; 2 Kings 16:10-13; Ezekiel 8:14; 2 Kings 18:29- 35; 2 Chronicles 32:10-17; Isaiah 36:14-20; 2 Kings 17:26; Genesis 24:40; Numbers 20:16; Genesis 41:38-39; Exodus 7:5; Exodus 9:20; Exodus 10:7; Exodus 12:31-33; Exodus 14:25; Joshua 2:9, 11; Joshua 5:1; Psalm 137:4; 1 Samuel 4:8; 2 Kings 8:8; 2 Chronicles 14:14; 2 Chronicles 17:10; 2 Chronicles 20:29;


In our present discussion we shall use the term “henotheism" in its generally accepted sense as referring to a belief in the supremacy of one god in a particular locality, while the existence of other gods in other places is taken for granted. It is, or course, not true that Jehovism as a religious system recognized such tenets. Scripture affords ample evidence to the effect that the great, inspired religious teachers of the Hebrews, such as Moses, Samuel, David, the prophets, and others, had a clear knowledge of the sole position of Jehovah as God of the universe. That this knowledge was, however, not always shared by the masses of Israelites is equally well attested in the Bible. It was this deficiency in the religious convictions or the Jews as a whole which was responsible for the constant and wholesale idolatry which we find recorded in the pages of the Old Testament.

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