Abstract

Dr. King cites passages in the sixth century BCE Second Isaiah (chapters 40-55) as the first clear evidence of monotheism.

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Monotheism
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[Underlined: Monothesism] Not until we came to the 2nd finish (6th, [infinite?], century) do we find [monothesism?] clearly stated (Ss 40:6-20; 45:5,7, 11 f., 14, 16, 18, 46: 1-10) The prophets before Second Isaiah did not have a time monothesism, but it was an implicit one. They held a conception of God that logically implied monothesism though they were not themselves fully aware of the implication. It was a practical rather than a theoretical monothesism.
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