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The Image of God in Old Testament Theology

Kory Eastvold
Graduate Student
Lincoln Christian University
kjeastvold@lincolnchristian.edu

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Abstract

Though rarely mentioned in the Hebrew Bible, the imago Dei has long been a key—if highly debated—theological concept for both the western and eastern church. An examination of the Hebrew text, especially Gen 1:26 and Ps 8:1,5, along with the historical, literary, and cultural contexts offers insight into the meaning of this important concept, which opens the Torah and sets the tone for the canon.

 
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