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Images of power and powerlessness pervade the Old Testament. While the predominant picture is of men who are more powerful than women, Yahweh who is more powerful than other gods, kings who are more powerful than their subjects, priest over the people, and it is an integral part of the Jewish hope, but all three powers must submit to the power of God alone. This article discusses a number of such cases, with particular attention given to Genesis 2-3, Genesis 19, 2Samuel 11-12 and 1Kings 8. All dimensions of power here depend on at least two things, namely relations and ideology. Ideology is a key element in power relations. In terms of relations, the first relationship that appears here is that of power and powerlessness. This paper intends to explore some of these small parts of the perspective of power from the standpoint of the Old Testament further, with an initial question, whether it is possible to find a complete and unified picture of what the Old Testament says about power, especially in relation to humans, and what tentative conclusions can be drawn.