Biblical Studies/Old Testament Commentaries/Exodus

ExodusEdit

Texts:

Chapter 6Edit

Verse 3Edit

  • The untranslated text makes the point of the passage especially clear: the patriarchs were worshippers of El, specifically El Shaddai (אל שדי); the name Yahweh (יהוה) was unknown to them.[1]

NotesEdit

  1. See, for example, Smith 2001, p. 141

ReferencesEdit

  • Smith, Mark S. (2001), The Origins of Biblical Monotheism: Israel's Polytheistic Background and the Ugaritic Texts (2nd ed.), New York: OUP, ISBN 978-0195134803