What is an anthropomorphism?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The word anthropomorphism comes from two Greek words, anthropos, meaning "man," and morphe, meaning "form." In theological terms, anthropomorphism is making God in some way into the form of man. Mo...

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My picture Jack Gutknecht ABC/DTS graduate, guitar music ministry Baptist church
I mostly like Michael's references regarding God's face, eyes, hands, and hearing. I would just add this:

Eyes, though symbolizing in some places in the Bible, Spiritual Discernment	Matthew 13:10-17, 1 John 2:11; Prov. 20:8; Eph. 1:18, 

When referring to God, God’s eyes, they are a symbol of His awareness Pr 15:3; 1 Pe 3:12.

Hand/Hand can be a Symbol of Deeds / Works / Actions	Ecclesiastes 9:10, Isaiah 59:6 but referring to God would be a symbol of his Power Ps 21:8; Psalm 89:13.

So, in summarizing anthropomorphic symbols relating to God, Symbols are expressing God’s nature and character are:

God’s face: a symbol of his presence Nu 6:25-26; Ps 34:16

God’s arm or hand: a symbol of his Power Ps 21:8; Psalm 89:13

God’s eyes: a symbol of his awareness Pr 15:3; 1 Pe 3:12

God’s ear: a symbol of God listening Ps 31:2; Isa 59:1

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