• Ryan E. Stokes. The Satan: How God’s Executioner Became the Enemy. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2019. 304 pp.

    Author(s):
    Korpman Matthew J.
    Editor(s):
    Tom de Bruin (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Spes Christiana (journal)
    Subject(s):
    Devil
    Item Type:
    Book review
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/vny2-d221
    Abstract:
    There is not a plethora of books in the area of biblical studies dedicated exclu-sively to the topic of the Satan, and even among those that have recently emerged, most simply serve as a recapitulation of the available information. Ryan Stokes’ new monograph however changes this, boldly suggesting a new hypothesis regarding the meaning of the word satan and the dating of tradi-tional texts alongside the more typical and expected summaries of available evidence. Stokes’ hypothesis not only potentially changes how one under-stands the Satan’s classic definition and purpose in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism, but even has consequences for how exegesis on the book of Job may proceed in forthcoming studies.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    1 year ago
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