"The Early History of God: Yahweh and the Other Deities in Ancient Israel" by Mark S. Smith
Wm. B. Ееrdmаns Publishing | 2002 | ISBN: 080283972X 9780802839725 | 297 pages | PDF/epub/mobi | 2 MB
In this acclaimed history of the development of monotheism, Mark S. Smith explains how Israel's religion evolved from a cult of Yahweh as a primary deity among many to a fully defined monotheistic faith with Yahweh as sole god. Repudiating the traditional view that Israel was fundamentally different in culture and religion from its Canaanite neighbors, this provocative book argues that Israelite religion developed, at least in part, from the religion of Canaan.