Anthropomorphism: the representation of objects (especially a god) as having human form or traits (wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn) Why is it that some theologians will dismiss some parts of the OT as anthropomorphic language, such as when God appears to change his mind or "relent" at the request of Moses' appeal of mercy. BUT, when OT scripture appears to credit or blame God for moral evil they insist it must be perfectly descriptive of God? Why are some so concerned with protecting His sovereignty but so willing to besmirch his holiness? James clearly reveals God doesn't do evil or tempt men to evil, regardless of what it may have appeared to those with a limited revelation of Him in OT times. In the OT they thought salvation came through law, but in the NT we learned it comes by Grace through faith. In the OT people were God fearers and slaves of God, in the NT they are given a spirit of adoption and are called "friends." In the OT it is an eye for an eye, in the NT it is love your enemies and do good to those who hurt you. In the OT many mistakenly blamed God for what Satan did and God permitted, but James clearly reveals that God didn't do evil or even tempt men to evil.