We cannot, therefore, call it precisely synonymous with theism.
The riddance of an evil influence is often synonymous with the introduction of the good principle, and therefore it is best to consider first the use of anointing in consecrations.
It is also used even more loosely as synonymous in the widest sense with "idea," "notion."
Out of twenty so-called species he considers six to be really distinct, while the others are merely synonymous or trifling variations.
Thenceforth the religion of Yahweh and the religion of the prophets are synonymous; no other reading of Israel's past was possible, and in fact the whole history of the Hebrews in Canaan, as it was finally shaped in the exile, is written from this point of view, and has come down to us, along with the remains of actual prophetic books, under the collective title of "The Prophets."