The word rûaḥ (commonly translated as breath, wind, spirit, or Spirit) occurs in the Old Testament 378 timesmore frequently than torah, shalom, or Sabbath. In this volume, a popular Old Testament scholar, whose previous books have received wide acclaim, cracks open the challenging and provocative world of the Spirit in the Old Testament, offering readers cogent yet comprehensive insights.Grounded in scholarship yet accessible and inviting, this book unlocks the world of the Spirit, plunging readers into an imaginative realm of fresh senses, sounds, and skills. The book gives readers the opportunity to recapture Israel's tenacious sense of the Spirit's energy as it was expressed by a series of vibrant verbs: blowing, breathing, coming, resting, passing, pouring, filling, cleansing, standing, and guiding. Readers will encounter in these pages all of the Old Testament expressions of the Spiritpassages that will challenge the conventional, confront the commonplace, and transport them to a world of wisdom, work, and wonder.
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About the Author
Jack Levison (PhD, Duke University) is W. J. A. Power Professor of Old Testament Interpretation and Biblical Hebrew at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, in Dallas, Texas. He previously taught at Duke Divinity School and Seattle Pacific University. Levison is the author or editor of numerous books, including Filled with the Spirit, Fresh Air: The Holy Spirit for an Inspired Life, 40 Days with the Holy Spirit, and Inspired: The Holy Spirit and the Mind of Faith. He has also been a featured blogger for HuffPost.
Table of Contents
ContentsIntroduction1. Spirit Blowing and Breathing2. Spirit Coming Upon3. Spirit Resting Upon4. Spirit Passed On5. Spirit Poured Out6. Spirit Filling7. Spirit Cleansing8. Spirit Standing and GuidingConclusionIndexes