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

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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.

How can we get beyond perceived barriers and find in the Old Testament the speech of God for today? What do we do with the battles, the worldview, the wonders and wrath of God? Holladay offers clear guidance for these and a host of other questions and topics in this most useful book which functions as an innovative introduction to the Old Testament and its theology.

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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
Introduction 1
1 The Issues 5
2 Covenant God and Covenant People 26
3 The Texture of the Covenant: Law 40
4 Our Fear of God, and the Wrath of God 65
5 Narratives 88
6 Those Battles 117
7 Signs and Wonders 136
8 Lists 157
9 The Prophets 171
10 Apocalyptic 201
11 Beyond the Covenant: Wisdom 231
12 Female and Male 263
13 Face to Face with God: Worship 298
14 Afterword: Hearing God in the Old Testament 319
Index of Scripture and Other Early Writings 327
Index of Authors and Historical Persons 351
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