By Donald E. Gowan
Utilizing a canonical process, during which he explores the outdated testomony as a complete - instead of the lessons of person previous testomony authors - Professor Gowan lines the hopes of the folk of Israel for a greater destiny. He concludes that for God to make
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Directed towards a synthesis of the heritage of the faith of Israel, the essays during this quantity tackle key features of Israelite non secular improvement. Frank Moore move strains the continuities among early Israelite faith and the Caananite tradition from which it emerged, explores the stress among the mythic and the ancient in Israel's non secular expression, and examines the reemergence of Caananite mythic fabric within the apocalypticism of early Christianity and the useless Sea Scrolls.
In transparent and lucid prose Evoking Scripture explores the literary and theological frameworks that lie at the back of a few of the quotations from and allusions to the outdated testomony within the New. Steve Moyise takes a chain of case reports from Mark, Romans, Galatians, 1 Peter and Revelation to elevate key questions about the author's hermeneutical stance in addition to the equipment and assumptions of these who examine them.
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Wa s thus a blow to the heart of Israel's understanding of itself as a people of God. Israel possessed n o theolog y tha t could justify it s continuing identity in an other country. " (Ps. 137:4) wa s their initial response to exile. I t was crucial to thei r continuing existence tha t som e basi s fo r a futur e coul d b e provide d them , an d i n just that setting two important prophetic traditions concerning exil e as an interi m period, to be followed by a restoration to the land, ma y be found.
Dan 5; T . Benj. 9 ; T . Jos. 6; T . Ash. 7; T . Jud. 23—25 ; T . (Arm] 19) . The concern abou t reunio n o f the twelve tribes reappears i n interesting ways in several o f these text s (T. Jos. [Arm] 19 ; As. Mos. 3:3—4:9 ; 2 Apoc. Bar. 78— 87). D . 70, frequently take s up the question of the meaning of exile, but the subject cannot b e pursue d furthe r i n thi s context. 12 The continuing eschatologica l quality of the hope for return, in rabbinic thought, is nicely illustrated by this saying from the Babylonian Talmud : Whoever goe s u p fro m Babylo n t o th e Lan d o f Israe l transgresse s a positiv e commandment, fo r it is said in Scripture, They shall be carried t o Babylon, and there they shall be, until the day that I remember them, saith the Lord.
Restoration as an Eschatologlcal Theme Judeans wh o wer e taken int o exil e in Babylonia believed tha t whe n Je rusalem fell it was the end of Israel as the people of God. The city that Yahweh had chose n fo r himself had bee n destroyed , his temple la y in ruins and it s cult had been abandoned, and the people had been rooted u p from the land he had promise d them . "Ou r bone s ar e dried up , and our hope is lost; w e are clean cut off' (Ezek . 37:1 Ib) became a proverb in their midst. Israel was dead, and as the prophet Ezekiel ministered to those exiles his message concerning new lif e inevitably involved a promise of return to their land .