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He Swore an Oath: Biblical Themes from Genesis 12-50

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The papers in this volume, read at the 1993 meeting of the Tyndale Fellowship Old Testament Study Group in Cambridge, reflect the ethos of Tyndale House: to further appreciation of the Bible as both an outstanding ancient text and inspired divine revelation.Genesis 12-50 is both placed within its Near Eastern context (providing a helpful antidote to some of the extreme skepticism with which these chapters have at times been discussed) and viewed in theological terms in order to demonstrate its influence on the ...

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Overview

The papers in this volume, read at the 1993 meeting of the Tyndale Fellowship Old Testament Study Group in Cambridge, reflect the ethos of Tyndale House: to further appreciation of the Bible as both an outstanding ancient text and inspired divine revelation.Genesis 12-50 is both placed within its Near Eastern context (providing a helpful antidote to some of the extreme skepticism with which these chapters have at times been discussed) and viewed in theological terms in order to demonstrate its influence on the unfolding biblical drama in both Old and New Testaments.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556357329
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/28/2007
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Hess is Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages at Denver Seminary.Gordon Wenham is Lecturer in Old Testament at Trinity Theological College, Bristol.Philip Satterthwaite is Lecturer in Hebrew and Old Testament at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore.

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Table of Contents

Editors' Preface     5
Abraham Re-assessed Theologically: The Abraham Narrative and the New Testament Understanding of Justification by Faith   T. Desmond Alexander     7
'You are Abraham's Offspring, My Friend': Abraham in Isaiah 41   John Goldingay     29
The Slaughter of the Animals in Genesis 15: Genesis 15:8-21 and its Ancient Near Eastern Context   Richard S. Hess     55
Genesis 12-50 in the Near Eastern World   Kenneth A. Kitchen     67
Abraham and Melchizedek: Horizons in Genesis 14   J. Gordon McConville     93
Abraham, Akhenaten, Moses and Monotheism   Alan R. Millard     119
Shared Vocabulary in the Pentateuch and the Book of Daniel   Terence C. Mitchell     131
Christ as the Key to Scripture: Genesis 22 Reconsidered   R.W.L. Moberly     143
Genesis 32: Lighten Our Darkness, Lord, We Pray   David F. Pennant     175
The Face at the Bottom of the Well: Hidden Agendas of the Pentateuchal Commentator   Gordon Wenham     185
Indexes     211

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