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What is, however, surprising rate at first sight is to see Yahweh repellent, at any intolerance towards the rivals unabated an exhibit continuing to he courts a conflict when, after the overthrow of the with and even whom and Judah and the establishment of parochial kingdoms of Israel the in a Syriac universal state shape of the Achaemenian Empire, of Yahweh in maintaining the intolerant history the persistence attitude and outlook that were legacies from his parochial past the was an anachronism which was undoubtedly out of tune with vol.

In 1, Cotta>, T>* Urstorung und Anfdnge des Christentums, vol. ii (Berlin 1921, Cotta), O, the scholar Ipoints ~ out- that """ Yahweh *"*- *s> is uu^xtuj WAivd r cu. 141 in the UIG UJLCilCaa likeness UJ. CTwCXlRCmCIlUin already conceived Aehaemenifttt emperor in Zech. , as well as in the . oa, pp. ^S an Book of Job Mum 9 which was written about a century later. 5 Dan. vii. 9-10. This precise and vivid picture of Yahweh in tHe lilccncas of im Achaememan Great King appears to have been borrowed by Judaism ^2Sorotrimnism.

Ixxxii. i a career, see IV. C (iii) (c) 3 (a), pp. 470-1, above. For the downfall of Zoroastrianism, and for its political cause, see V. Annex, vol. v, pp, 659-61, above. 5 For Peripeteia see IV. C (iii) (c) i, vol. iv, pp. 345-61, above. <* C (i) ( SCHISM IN THE SOUL 39 and obscurity are not the only features that of the divinities that are cast for this overwhelm- this original lowliness are characteristic ing role. When we look into the nature and 6thos of Yahweh as these are portrayed for us in the scriptures that we have inherited from his pre-Christian worshippers, two other features immediately strike the eye.

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