The fear of the Lord is a motif that makes its way into all major strands of the biblical canon, yet it is often overlooked for its theological value. As prominent as the notion is, it would appear that the fear of the Lord is not only a theme to consider when engaging the Bible theologically but one that would also serve as a paradigm for how theology should be done in the first place. In order to arrive at this juncture, this article problematizes any monolithic account of the fear of the Lord within the canon and offers a dialectical approach to God-talk in which cataphatic and apophatic moments are crucial to the possibilities and limits of theological reflection.

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