Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch

Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch

by Arie C. Leder

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Overview

Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch by Arie C. Leder

Leder demonstrates how the Israelites’ waiting for their Promised Land should reshape our reading of the Pentateuch as a coherent and progressive story and should affect how we wait for heaven—our own future hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780875521961
Publisher: Presbyterian and Reformed Publishing
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

About the Author

Arie C. Leder is Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor in Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary. He has also been both a pastor and missionary; his passion is to show how the Old Testament informs Reformed theology. He is married with four children and continues to be active in mission, outreach and Bible study among Hispanics.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Abbreviations xi

1 The Storyline of the Pentateuch 1

2 The Plot, Scope, and Structure of the Pentateuch 23

3 Narrative Coherence and Conceptual Pattern of the Pentateuch 43

4 Genesis: The Journey Begins and Ends in Exile 59

5 Exodus: From Pharaoh's Store Cities to the Lord's Throne Room 93

6 Leviticus: Priestly Instruction for Life in God's Presence 115

7 Numbers: The Next Generation-The Priestly Army of the Lord 141

8 Deuteronomy: Moses' Torah-When You Take Possession of the Land 165

9 Waiting for the Land Today: The Church as a Desert People 185

Index of Scripture 213

Index of Subjects and Names 231

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