Humanity as the Manifestation of Deity

As I mentioned in my last post, Jim West was kind enough to invite me to review Stephen L. Herring's book, Divine Substitution: Humanity as the Manifestation of Deity in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East. I was very impressed with the scope of Herring's coverage and with his careful exegetical arguments. Ultimately, however, I could not agree with his conclusion that Genesis 1, Exodus 32, and Ezekiel 36–37 present humans as the image of God, the extension of God's presence on earth.

For some reason the PDF munged my link to Daniel McClellan's review, which I also commend to you.

I highly recommend Herring's book for all Hebrew Bible scholars, and I'd love to hear what you think about the book or my review. PDF Link.