Long Ago God Spoke: How Christians May Hear the Old Testament Today

Long Ago God Spoke: How Christians May Hear the Old Testament Today

by William L. Holladay
     
 

ISBN-10: 0800628845

ISBN-13: 9780800628840

Pub. Date: 10/23/1995

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

How can we get beyond perceived barriers and find in the Old Testament the speech of God for today? Is there something more than antiquarian interest in these ancient writings? What do we do with the battles, the worldview, expressions of the whole range of human emotions, patriarchal assumptions, genealogies, signs and wonders, the wrath of God, prophetic oracles,

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Overview

How can we get beyond perceived barriers and find in the Old Testament the speech of God for today? Is there something more than antiquarian interest in these ancient writings? What do we do with the battles, the worldview, expressions of the whole range of human emotions, patriarchal assumptions, genealogies, signs and wonders, the wrath of God, prophetic oracles, sacrifices, and predictions of disaster?

William Holladay offers clear and sage guidance for these and a host of other questions and topics in this useful book, which functions as an innovative introduction to the Old Testament and its theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800628840
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/23/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
364
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Short Titles
Introduction1
1The Issues5
2Covenant God and Covenant People26
3The Texture of the Covenant: Law40
4Our Fear of God, and the Wrath of God65
5Narratives88
6Those Battles117
7Signs and Wonders136
8Lists157
9The Prophets171
10Apocalyptic201
11Beyond the Covenant: Wisdom231
12Female and Male263
13Face to Face with God: Worship298
14Afterword: Hearing God in the Old Testament319
Index of Scripture and Other Early Writings327
Index of Authors and Historical Persons351

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