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YHWH Unlimited: Realist and Non-Realist Ontological Perspectives on Theo-Mythology in the Old Testament

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Dr. Jaco Gericke, Post-doctorial fellow and research associate in the Department of Old Testament Science at the University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa (e-mail:

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