At Horeb, the mount of God, was located the dramatic theophany which heralded to Elijah the advent of the sword, and Jehu's supporter in his sanguinary measures belongs to the Rechabites, a sect which felt itself to be the true worshipping community of Yahweh and is closely associated with the Kenites, the kin of Moses.
All existence is a theophany, and as God is the beginning of all things, so also is He the end.
Erigena pronounces no express opinion upon the question which was even then beginning to occupy men's minds; but his Platonico-Christian theory of the Eternal Word as containing in Himself the exemplars of created things is equivalent to the assertion of universalia His whole system, indeed, is based upon the idea of the divine as the exclusively real, of which the world of individual existence is but the theophany; the special and the individual are immanent, therefore, in the general.
Alongside Origen we may rank Hippolytus of Rome on the strength of the one sermon of his which is extant, a panegyric on baptism based on the theophany which marked the baptism of Jesus.
In a poetic theophany (Ps.
1 The theophany is clearly no rebuke to an impatient prophet, nor a lesson that the kingdom of heaven was to be built up by the slow and gentle operation of spiritual forces.
Ii.), (c) the theophany at Mt.
The scene of the theophany, therefore, according to J, is to be placed on the way from Midian to Goshen.
We have a twofold description of the theophany on Mt.
Contains two parallel accounts of the theophany on Horeb-Sinai, from E and J respectively, which differ materially from one another.
The first ancestor of Israel, on the other hand, is merely associated with a theophany at an oracular tree (xii.
18-21 forms a natural continuation, is the fact that the theophany is addressed to the people, who are too frightened to remain near the mountain itself.
Then followed the theophany, and, as the text stands, the sacrificial meal (9-II).