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Attribution of human feelings to nonhumans, for example, to gods or lower animals.
[anthropo- + G. pathos, suffering]
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From his great-grandfather, the Apter Rav, he learned that God was not an "object of human contemplation" (20) but an anthropopathic being who is constantly in search of us, needing us as much as we need God.
Then, the targumist also replaces anthropomorphic and anthropopathic descriptions of God; that is, God described with human form or emotions.
They both ended up embracing anthropological and anthropopathic language about God as the truest medium for understanding the divine and placing coresponsibility for working out a just world squarely upon human beings who are to imitate God.