Old Testament Theology Volume 2

Old Testament Theology Volume 2

by Gerhard von Rad


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664224080
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 08/01/2001
Series: Old Testament Library Series
Pages: 488
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Gerhard von Rad was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany until his death in 1971. He is the author of several books, including Wisdom in Israel and Holy War in Ancient Israel.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Old Testament Library Classicsix
Preface to the 1965 Editionxi
Preface to the English Translationxv
Translator's Notexvi
Part 1General Considerations in Prophecy
B.Prophecy Before the Classical Period6
C.The Oral Tradition of Prophecy33
D.The Prophets' Call and Reception of Revelation50
E.The Prophet's Freedom70
F.The Prophets' Conception of the Word of God80
G.Israel's Ideas About Time and History, and the Prophetic Eschatology99
1.The Origins of Hebrew Thought about History99
2.History related to Eschatology112
3.The Day of Jahweh119
Part 2Classical Prophecy
A.Amos and Hosea129
B.Isaiah and Micah147
2.Jahweh's Anointed One169
C.The New Element in Eighth-Century Prophecy176
D.The Age of Jeremiah188
1.The Transition to the Babylonian Era (Nahum, Habakkuk and Zephaniah)188
1.The New Saving Event243
2.The New Servant250
G.The New Elements in Prophecy in the Babylonian and Early Persian Period263
H.The Prophets of the Later Persian Period and the Prophecies of the New Jerusalem278
1.Trito-Isaiah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi, and Jonah278
2.The Prophecies of the new Jerusalem292
I.Daniel and Apocalyptic301
Part 3The Old Testament and the New
A.The Actualisation of the Old Testament in the New319
B.The Old Testament's Understanding of the World and Man, and Christianity336
C.The Old Testament Saving Event in the Light of the New Testament Fulfilment357
D.The Law388
List of Abbreviations and of Works Frequently Cited430
Index of Scripture Passages433
Index of Hebrew Words446
Name and Subject Index450

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