By Leslie C. Allen
These themes cluster round a standard heart: Yahweh, the God of the outdated testomony. This God is portrayed in numerous roles, that have hooked up to them function expectancies for either Yahweh and people with whom he assumes courting. via contextual exegesis of key texts, we come to appreciate those roles and linked themes.
While the previous testomony has its personal designated contributions to make to divine revelation, a lot of its fabric is reused within the New testomony to provide an explanation for and validate the recent testomony message. via targeting the previous testomony, we learn how to savor the big debt the hot testomony owes to the previous in clarifying New testomony theological and ethical perspectives.
"This fabulous ebook grew out of a process lectures expounding a 'Biblical Theology of the outdated testomony for Pastors.' Who greater than my colleague, Leslie Allen, to write down in this topic? He loves the previous testomony and he has a pastor's center (every Friday he places his Hebrew Bible down and visits our neighborhood medical institution as a chaplain). No risk that this quantity will both promote the reader brief at the inherent importance of the outdated testomony or promote the reader brief on its value within the context of Christian religion.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 latest books are A Liturgy of Grief: A Pastoral remark on Lamentations (2011), Jeremiah (Old testomony Library, 2008), Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther (New overseas Biblical statement, 2003), and Psalms 101-150 (Word Biblical observation, 2002).
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