Assistant Professor Hanne Løland Levinson delivers a lecture entitled “‘I will devour them like a lion’ says God: The Many Faces of God in the Hebrew Bible”, at Mount Zion Temple, University of Minnesota, March 5, 2014.
The Hebrew Bible and the Jewish tradition strongly argue that God should not be depicted in any form. At the same time, the Hebrew Bible is full of images for God. God is father, mother and leopard, among others. The Hebrew Bible also draws on many diverse and challenging metaphors for God. Hanne Løland Levinson explores the diverse “god-language” of the Hebrew Bible and reflects on the connection between language for God and concepts of God.