Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus

by L. Michael Morales

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780830826384
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Publication date: 01/04/2016
Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 678,404
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

L. Michael Morales is professor of biblical studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Taylors, South Carolina. Previously he was provost and professor of Old Testament at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida. He is the author of The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus.

Table of Contents

Series Preface
Author's Preface
Abbreviations
Prologue: The glory of God's house: the lampstand and the table of the Presence1. Leviticus within the Pentateuch: A theological structure
Introduction
The structure of the Pentateuch
Conclusion2. Longing for Eden: Genesis, the narrative context of Leviticus
Created to dwell in God's house: the Pentateuch's prologue
Deepening exile from the presence of God: the Pentateuch's plot
Excursus: cultic theology in the primeval history3. Returning to Eden: Exodus, the narrative context of Leviticus
Redeemed through the waters: Exod. 1:1 - 15:21
Brought to the mountain of God: Exod. 15:22 - 24:18
Tabernacle, life with God: Exod. 25 - 40
Conclusion4. Approaching the house of God: The dramatic movement of Leviticus 1 to 10
Introduction
The narrative drama from Leviticus 1 to 10
Understanding the sacrificial cultus (Lev. 1 - 8)5. Cleansing the house of God: The dramatic movement of Leviticus 11 to 16
Introduction
The narrative drama from Leviticus 11 to 16
Understanding the laws on clean and unclean (Lev. 11 - 15)
Leviticus 16: the Day of Atonement
Excursus: Adam's fall6. Meeting with God at the house of God: The dramatic movement of Leviticus 17 to 27
Introduction
The symbolism of the lampstand and bread of the Presence
The dramatic movement of Leviticus 17 to 25
Understanding Israel's call to holiness (Lev. 17 - 22)7. Establishing the earthly house of God: From Sinai's tabernacle to Zion's temple
Introduction
Zion, mountain of God as Israel's inheritance
Exile and restoration
Conclusion8. Entering the heavenly house of God: From the earthly to the heavenly Mount Zion
Introduction
The ascent of Christ's humanity
The descent of Christ's Spirit
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index of authors
Index of Scripture references

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