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By Leslie C. Allen

ISBN-10: 1498222145

ISBN-13: 9781498222143

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The previous testomony has nice subject matters: construction and covenant. They embody subthemes: knowledge in relation to production; Israel's faith and the Davidic covenant less than the overall umbrella of covenant; and internationalism, which in most cases develops the subject matter of covenant and partially the subject matter of creation.

These subject matters cluster round a standard middle: Yahweh, the God of the outdated testomony. This God is portrayed in several roles, that have connected to them function expectancies for either Yahweh and people with whom he assumes dating. via contextual exegesis of key texts, we come to appreciate those roles and linked themes.

While the outdated testomony has its personal specified contributions to make to divine revelation, a lot of its fabric is reused within the New testomony to give an explanation for and validate the hot testomony message. by means of targeting the outdated testomony, we learn how to take pleasure in the big debt the hot testomony owes to the previous in clarifying New testomony theological and ethical perspectives.

"This terrific booklet grew out of a process lectures expounding a 'Biblical Theology of the previous testomony for Pastors.' Who greater than my colleague, Leslie Allen, to jot down in this topic? He loves the previous testomony and he has a pastor's middle (every Friday he places his Hebrew Bible down and visits our neighborhood medical institution as a chaplain). No hazard that this quantity will both promote the reader brief at the inherent importance of the outdated testomony or promote the reader brief on its importance within the context of Christian religion. And it does certainly satisfy either one of these expectations."
--John Goldingay, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA

Leslie C. Allen is Senior Professor of previous testomony at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. His most modern books are A Liturgy of Grief: A Pastoral statement on Lamentations (2011), Jeremiah (Old testomony Library, 2008), Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (New foreign Biblical remark, 2003), and Psalms 101-150 (Word Biblical observation, 2002).

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