God: A Biography Character Descriptions

Jack Miles
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Character Descriptions

God - This character, sometimes referred to as Elohim or Yahweh, is a complex character with the traits and temperaments of the Semitic deities. This character is gradually domesticated and pacified, but remains always a lethal threat.

Abraham - This character is the nomad whom God chooses to be the father of many nations and of Israel in particular.

Moses - This character escapes Pharaoh's order to kill all newborn Hebrew babies, is raised in the Egyptian court and flees to the desert when it is discovered he killed an Egyptian who was maltreating a fellow Hebrew. God appears to him twice at the foot of Mount Sinai, first to commission him to return to Egypt and the second time to give him God's law.

Asherah - This character is the warlike consort of the Canaanite god Baal who is signified in trees and poles.

Baal -...

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