Themes in Old Testament theology / William Dyrness

Main Author: Dyrness, W. A., 1943-, William A.Language: англійська.Country: СПОЛУЧЕНІ ШТАТИ АМЕРИКИ.Publication: Downers Grove, Ill. : InterVarsity Press, ©1977Description: 252 p.ISBN: 0-87784-726-6.Classification: Contents note: 1. The Self-Revelation of God -- 25 Self-Revelation: Basis of Оld Тestament Revelation -- 25 Major Instances of God’s Self-Revelation -- 27 1. Genesis 12 -- 27 2. Genesis 15 and 17 -- 27 3. Genesis 28:13 -- 28 4. Exodus 3 -- 30 5. Exodus 6:1-2 -- 32 6. Exodus 19:3 and 20:1-2 -- 33 7. Exodus 33:18-23 -- 34 8. Exodus 34:5-10 -- 35 9. Further Self-Revelations -- 35 Summary -- 36 2. The Nature of God -- 41 Media of Revelation -- 41 1. The Angel of the Lord -- 41 2. The Face of God -- 42 3. The Glory of God -- 42 4. Anthropomorphisms -- 43 The Nature of God -- 44 1. God Is Personal -- 45 a. El -- 45 b. Jahweh -- 46 c. Lord Sabaoth -- 46 d. Melek (King) -- 47 2. God Is Spirit -- 47 3. God Is One: Monotheism -- 48 The Character and Activity of God -- 49 1. The Power of God -- 50 2. The Holiness of God -- 51 3. The Righteousness of God -- 53 4. The Mercy and Love of God -- 57 3 Creation and Providence -- 63 Criation -- 63 1. By Word and Work -- 65 2. Ex Nihilo -- 65 3. Note on the Two Accounts of Creation -- 66 4. Summary: The Character of Creation -- 67 Myth and History in the ОТ -- 68 Providence: God’s Continuing Relationship to Creation -- 73 1. Completion of Creation -- 73 2. Continuing Care -- 74 3. Levels of God’s Care -- 75 4. Man and Woman -- 79 The Creation of Man and Woman -- 79 1. A Special Relationship to Creation -- 79 2. The Special Relationship among Persons -- 81 3. A Special Relationship to God -- 83 The Nature of Humankind -- 84 1. Soul (nepes) -- 85 2. Spirit (ruah) -- 86 3. Flesh (basar) -- 87 4. Heart (leb) -- 89 5. Blood (dam) -- 91 6. Members of the Body -- 92 Summary -- 94 5. Sin -- 99 The Origin of Sin: The Fall -- 99 1. The Boundary of Fellowship -- 99 2. The Breaking of Fellowship -- 101 3. The Protection of Fellowship -- 102 The Vocabulary and Definition of Sin -- 105 1. Deviation -- 105 2. Guilt -- 106 3. Rebellion -- 106 The Character of Sin in the Оld Тestament -- 107 1. Its Theological Character -- 107 2. Its Objective Character -- 108 3. Its Personal and Conscious Character -- 108 4. Its Universal Character -- 109 5. Its Fixed Character -- 109 The Results of Sin -- 110 1. Guilt -- 110 2. Punishment -- 110 6. The Covenant -- 113 Background of the Covenant Idea -- 113 Development of the ОТ Covenant -- 116 1. The Covenant with Noah -- 116 2. The Covenant with Abraham -- 117 3. The Mosaic Covenant -- 118 4. The Covenant with David -- 120 Theological Implications of the Covenant -- 124 7. The Law -- 129 Background and Development of the Concept -- 129 1. Development of the Law -- 130 2. Some Basic Legal Sections -- 131 3. ОТ Law and the Law of Neighboring Peoples -- 133 The Law in the Community -- 135 1. Priority of the Covenant -- 135 2. The Law in the Prophets -- 136 3. Postexilic Developments -- 136 The Character of the Law -- 138 1. Comprehensive Scope -- 138 2. Personal Appeal -- 139 3. Unconditional Force -- 139 4. Universal Application -- 140 8. Worship 143 The Need for Form -- 143 1. Form and Worship -- 143 2. The Place of the Cult in Оld Тestament Religion -- 145 Sacred Places -- 146 Sacred Times -- 148 1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread -- 148 2. The Feast of Weeks -- 149 3. The Feast of Booths -- 150 4. The Day of Atonement -- 150 5. The Sabbath -- 150 6. A Covenant Renewal Ceremony -- 151 Sacred Actions -- 151 1. Purification Rites -- 152 2. Sacrificial Worship -- 153 a. The burnt offering (olah) -- 154 b. The meal or meat offering (minhah) -- 155 c. The peace offering -- 155 d. The guilt or sin offering (’asam or hattd’t) -- 155 The Theology of the Cult -- 156 9. Piety -- 161 Theological Character of Piety -- 161 1. The Fear of the Lord -- 161 2. Faith in God -- 162 3. Love for God -- 163 Characteristic Expressions of Piety -- 164 1. Praise to God -- 164 2. Prayer -- 165 3. Glorifying God -- 167 10. Ethics -- 171 The Basis of Оld Тestament Ethics -- 171 1. The Character of God -- 172 2. Creation in the Image of God -- 173 Development of the Principles of ОТ Ethics -- 175 1. Instructions and Ordinances Associated with Creation -- 175 2. Institutions and Instructions for God’s Covenant People -- 176 a. The Ten Commandments -- 177 b. Problem areas -- 180 The Teaching of the Prophets -- 184 11. Wisdom -- 189 The Development of the Idea of Wisdom -- 189 1. The Wisdom Idea -- 189 2. On Learning to Be Wise -- 192 The Theological Character of Wisdom -- 193 1. Wisdom Comes from God -- 193 2. Religion for the Common Man -- 194 3. The Two Paths: Wisdom and Folly -- 195 The Future of Wisdom -- 198 1. The Limitation of Wisdom -- 198 2. The Promise of Wisdom -- 198 12. The Spirit of God -- 201 Vocabulary and Basic Meaning -- 201 Theological Development -- 203 1. Early Period -- 203 2. Judges and the Monarchy -- 204 3. The Prophetic Period -- 205 a. Ethical import of the Spirit -- 206 b. Personal presence of the Spirit -- 207 c. The universal work of the Spirit -- 208 13. Prophecy -- 211 The Origin of Оld Тestament Prophecy -- 211 1. Moses as the First Prophet -- 212 2. The Prophetic Tradition -- 214 3. The Monarchy -- 216 The Classical Prophets -- 217 1. Their Character -- 217 2. Their Message and Philosophy of History -- 219 14. The Hope of Israel -- 227 The Vision of the Kingdom -- 227 1. The Prophetic Picture of God’s Final Kingdom -- 230 a. Based absolutely on God’s decision -- 230 b. A new creation -- 230 c. A mediator -- 231 d. The goal of God’s redemptive work -- 234 2. The Idea of Judgment -- 235 Death and the Afterlife -- 237 1. Death and Sheol -- 237 2. The Resurrection of the Body and the Hope of Eternal Life -- 239 a. Theological foundation -- 240 b. Ethical foundation -- 241 c. Historical/eschatological foundation -- 241 Basic Bibliography for Old Testament Theology -- 243 Abstract: Studying the New Testament without a background in the Old is like listening to only the last movement of a great symphony. Unless we begin at the beginning, we miss the sense of developing themes and their subtle variations. To fully appreciate the music of the Bible, we need to listen to its early movements. William Dyrness helps us by providing a set of program notes to important Old Testament themes: the self-revelation of God, the nature of God, creation and providence, man and woman, sin, covenant, law, worship, piety, ethics, wisdom, the Spirit of God, prophecy and the hope of Israel. By attuning our ears to these themes, Dyrness sets us on a course of enriching study and increased understanding..Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-248) and index.. Item type: Книги
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-248) and index.

1. The Self-Revelation of God 25 Self-Revelation: Basis of Оld Тestament Revelation 25 Major Instances of God’s Self-Revelation 27 1. Genesis 12 27 2. Genesis 15 and 17 27 3. Genesis 28:13 28 4. Exodus 3 30 5. Exodus 6:1-2 32 6. Exodus 19:3 and 20:1-2 33 7. Exodus 33:18-23 34 8. Exodus 34:5-10 35 9. Further Self-Revelations 35 Summary 36 2. The Nature of God 41 Media of Revelation 41 1. The Angel of the Lord 41 2. The Face of God 42 3. The Glory of God 42 4. Anthropomorphisms 43 The Nature of God 44 1. God Is Personal 45 a. El 45 b. Jahweh 46 c. Lord Sabaoth 46 d. Melek (King) 47 2. God Is Spirit 47 3. God Is One: Monotheism 48 The Character and Activity of God 49 1. The Power of God 50 2. The Holiness of God 51 3. The Righteousness of God 53 4. The Mercy and Love of God 57 3 Creation and Providence 63 Criation 63 1. By Word and Work 65 2. Ex Nihilo 65 3. Note on the Two Accounts of Creation 66 4. Summary: The Character of Creation 67 Myth and History in the ОТ 68 Providence: God’s Continuing Relationship to Creation 73 1. Completion of Creation 73 2. Continuing Care 74 3. Levels of God’s Care 75 4. Man and Woman 79 The Creation of Man and Woman 79 1. A Special Relationship to Creation 79 2. The Special Relationship among Persons 81 3. A Special Relationship to God 83 The Nature of Humankind 84 1. Soul (nepes) 85 2. Spirit (ruah) 86 3. Flesh (basar) 87 4. Heart (leb) 89 5. Blood (dam) 91 6. Members of the Body 92 Summary 94 5. Sin 99 The Origin of Sin: The Fall 99 1. The Boundary of Fellowship 99 2. The Breaking of Fellowship 101 3. The Protection of Fellowship 102 The Vocabulary and Definition of Sin 105 1. Deviation 105 2. Guilt 106 3. Rebellion 106 The Character of Sin in the Оld Тestament 107 1. Its Theological Character 107 2. Its Objective Character 108 3. Its Personal and Conscious Character 108 4. Its Universal Character 109 5. Its Fixed Character 109 The Results of Sin 110 1. Guilt 110 2. Punishment 110 6. The Covenant 113 Background of the Covenant Idea 113 Development of the ОТ Covenant 116 1. The Covenant with Noah 116 2. The Covenant with Abraham 117 3. The Mosaic Covenant 118 4. The Covenant with David 120 Theological Implications of the Covenant 124 7. The Law 129 Background and Development of the Concept 129 1. Development of the Law 130 2. Some Basic Legal Sections 131 3. ОТ Law and the Law of Neighboring Peoples 133 The Law in the Community 135 1. Priority of the Covenant 135 2. The Law in the Prophets 136 3. Postexilic Developments 136 The Character of the Law 138 1. Comprehensive Scope 138 2. Personal Appeal 139 3. Unconditional Force 139 4. Universal Application 140 8. Worship 143 The Need for Form 143 1. Form and Worship 143 2. The Place of the Cult in Оld Тestament Religion 145 Sacred Places 146 Sacred Times 148 1. The Feast of Unleavened Bread 148 2. The Feast of Weeks 149 3. The Feast of Booths 150 4. The Day of Atonement 150 5. The Sabbath 150 6. A Covenant Renewal Ceremony 151 Sacred Actions 151 1. Purification Rites 152 2. Sacrificial Worship 153 a. The burnt offering (olah) 154 b. The meal or meat offering (minhah) 155 c. The peace offering 155 d. The guilt or sin offering (’asam or hattd’t) 155 The Theology of the Cult 156 9. Piety 161 Theological Character of Piety 161 1. The Fear of the Lord 161 2. Faith in God 162 3. Love for God 163 Characteristic Expressions of Piety 164 1. Praise to God 164 2. Prayer 165 3. Glorifying God 167 10. Ethics 171 The Basis of Оld Тestament Ethics 171 1. The Character of God 172 2. Creation in the Image of God 173 Development of the Principles of ОТ Ethics 175 1. Instructions and Ordinances Associated with Creation 175 2. Institutions and Instructions for God’s Covenant People 176 a. The Ten Commandments 177 b. Problem areas 180 The Teaching of the Prophets 184 11. Wisdom 189 The Development of the Idea of Wisdom 189 1. The Wisdom Idea 189 2. On Learning to Be Wise 192 The Theological Character of Wisdom 193 1. Wisdom Comes from God 193 2. Religion for the Common Man 194 3. The Two Paths: Wisdom and Folly 195 The Future of Wisdom 198 1. The Limitation of Wisdom 198 2. The Promise of Wisdom 198 12. The Spirit of God 201 Vocabulary and Basic Meaning 201 Theological Development 203 1. Early Period 203 2. Judges and the Monarchy 204 3. The Prophetic Period 205 a. Ethical import of the Spirit 206 b. Personal presence of the Spirit 207 c. The universal work of the Spirit 208 13. Prophecy 211 The Origin of Оld Тestament Prophecy 211 1. Moses as the First Prophet 212 2. The Prophetic Tradition 214 3. The Monarchy 216 The Classical Prophets 217 1. Their Character 217 2. Their Message and Philosophy of History 219 14. The Hope of Israel 227 The Vision of the Kingdom 227 1. The Prophetic Picture of God’s Final Kingdom 230 a. Based absolutely on God’s decision 230 b. A new creation 230 c. A mediator 231 d. The goal of God’s redemptive work 234 2. The Idea of Judgment 235 Death and the Afterlife 237 1. Death and Sheol 237 2. The Resurrection of the Body and the Hope of Eternal Life 239 a. Theological foundation 240 b. Ethical foundation 241 c. Historical/eschatological foundation 241 Basic Bibliography for Old Testament Theology 243

Studying the New Testament without a background in the Old is like listening to only the last movement of a great symphony. Unless we begin at the beginning, we miss the sense of developing themes and their subtle variations. To fully appreciate the music of the Bible, we need to listen to its early movements. William Dyrness helps us by providing a set of program notes to important Old Testament themes: the self-revelation of God, the nature of God, creation and providence, man and woman, sin, covenant, law, worship, piety, ethics, wisdom, the Spirit of God, prophecy and the hope of Israel. By attuning our ears to these themes, Dyrness sets us on a course of enriching study and increased understanding.

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