Campus Location

Abilene Campus (Residential)

Date of Award


Document Type



Graduate School of Theology

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Committee Chair or Primary Advisor

John T. Willis

Second Committee Member or Secondary Advisor

Everett Ferguson

Third Committee Member or Committee Reader

Thomas H. Olbricht


The concept of "name" (ŠĒM) was very important in Semitic thought, and therefore important in the Old Testament. The purpose of this thesis is to delineate the meanings of ŠĒM and its cognates in Semitic literature, and to examine examples of the term in the Penta­teuch in order to understand the place of "name" (especially God's name) in the theology of the Pentateuch.

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