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Covenant and Creation (Revised 2013) An Old Testament Covenant Theology

ISBN-10: 1842278258
ISBN-13: 9781842278253
Edition: 2013
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Description: God's grace demonstrated in the biblical narrative through the lens of covenant. This study analyses the different divine covenants of the Old Testament and argues that they are closely related. The successive covenants, from Noah to David, are  More...

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Book details

Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Authentic Media
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 334
Size: 5.51" wide x 8.50" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

God's grace demonstrated in the biblical narrative through the lens of covenant. This study analyses the different divine covenants of the Old Testament and argues that they are closely related. The successive covenants, from Noah to David, are seen to express the divine purpose for humanity from the creation onwards. William Dumbrell interacts extensively with attempts to explain the significance of concepts such as the gift of the land, victory, rest and the divine presence. This extraordinary book also throws light upon the Christian use of the Old Testament categories. This second, revised edition brings the subject right up to date.

William J. Dumbrell (Th.D., Harvard University) has taught at Moore Theological College in Sydney, Australia, Regent College in Vancouver, and Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of Covenant and Creation, The End of the Beginning, and The Search for Order.

List of Abbreviations
Preface
The Covenant with Creation
The Semantic Evidence in Favour of Genesis 6:18 Referring Back
Karat berit
Hqm brt
Genesis 1: Creation Producing an Ordered World
Genesis 1:26-28: The Creation of Humankind in the Image
Image
Genesis 2: The Unending Seventh Day
The Garden as Separated from Its World
The Garden as a Sanctuary
Adam in the Garden
The Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil
Adam and Israel
The Nature of Dominion
The Doctrine of Grace in the Garden
Male and Female (Gen. 2:18-25)
Genesis and Eschatology
Genesis 3: The Fall
The effects of the fall
The fall and Romans 8:18-23
The Covenant with Abraham
The Call of Abram and Its Relationship to Genesis 11:1-9
The Implications of Babel and Redemption through Abram
Genesis 12:1-3 as a response to Genesis 3-11
Genesis 12:1-3
The Significance of 'Blessing'
Blessing as operative in the patriarchal narratives
Israel and Outreach (Gen. 12:3b)
Blessing and Curse: The Abrahamic 'Way'
Genesis 11:27 - 25:11: The Problem of an Heir for Abram
Genesis 15: The Covenant with Abraham
The covenant ritual of Genesis 15:18
Genesis 15: Analysis of the Chapter
The adoption of Eliezer
Genesis 15:7-21 and the inauguration of the covenant with Abram
Genesis 17
Genesis 17 as a summary of the Abrahamic covenant. Is the notion of berit in the chapter uniform?
The Operation of the Abrahamic Promises in the Later Patriarchal Narratives
The Covenant of Circumcision
Obligation as a Feature of Old Testament Divine Covenants
Hb. Natan in Genesis 17
Later Old Testament References to the Abrahamic Promises
Summary
Genesis 22
The Sinai and Mosaic Covenants
Yahweh and the Call of Moses
The Name of Yahweh
The General Setting of Exodus 19:3b-8
Israel as a 'Priestly Royalty'/'Holy Nation'
Israel's Function within the Abrahamic Covenant
Exodus 20 and the Meaning of Hb. Torah
'Commandments' (Exod. 20) and 'Ordinances' (Exod.21-23)
Israel's Understanding of the Sinai Covenant
The Hittite Treaty Analogies
The application of the model to Exodus 19-24
Israel as Yahweh's vassal
The Covenant and Family Relationships
Exodus 15: The Goal of the Sinai Covenant
Worship as the Recognition of Divine Kingship (Exod. 25-31)
Exodus 32 - 34: Apostasy and Covenant Renewal
The Veil of Moses and the History of Israel (2 Cor. 3:14-15)
Spirit and Veil (2 Cor. 3:17)
The Veil of Moses (Exod. 34:29-35)
Moses' Mediatory Role
Sacrifice and Leviticus
The efficacy of the sacrificial system
The meaning of the sacrificial system
Deuteronomy: The Application of the Covenant
Law in Deuteronomy
The Ten Commandments in Deuteronomy
Torah in the Old Testament
The Decalogue in Detail
Interpretation of the Ten Words
Detailed analysis
Israel's Supreme Command
Our God is Yahweh, Yahweh alone
Deuteronomy 7: Israel's Election
Fear and Love in Deuteronomy
Remembering in Deuteronomy
Deuteronomy - Life in the Land
Deuteronomy 26: a summarizing theology
Canaan as Israel's 'inheritance'
Canaan as Eden recaptured
'Given' and yet 'to be taken'
'Rest' in the Land
Sabbath in Deuteronomy
The Message of Deuteronomy 4:27-31: Exile, Conversion, Covenant Return (Hb. Shub)
Covenant Renewal and Israel's Future in the Promised Land
Deuteronomy 29:10-28: The Fundamental Relationship Required
Deuteronomy 30:1-10: What If?
The Davidic Covenant The Covenant and Messiahship
The Historical Background to the Rise of Kingship
The Period of the Judges
Samuel and the Rise of the Monarchy
The crisis (1 Sam. 1-6)
The request for a king and the choice of Saul
The Emergence of the Prophetic Office
Messianism: A Theology of Kingship
The Order of 2 Samuel 6-7: Sanctuary and Kingship
2 Samuel 6 and the Function of the Ark
2 Samuel 7:1-16: A Charter for the Davidic Dynasty
The theme of the chapter
David as the architect of 'rest'
The Refusal of Permission to Build a 'House'
Reasons for the choice of Solomon as builder
The Nature of the Indwelling Divine Presence
Eternal Davidic kingship
Summary to this point
2 Samuel 7:18-29: The Charter of Humanity
Priest after the Order of Melchizedek
Development of Davidic Eschatology
The Davidic Influence
The Emergence of the 'People of God' Notion
Attempts at Covenant Renewal to the Exile
The Assessment of the Period in 1 and 2 Kings
Summary
The New Covenant
The Effect of the Exile
Covenant Exposition in the Pre-Exilic Prophets
1 Kings 17-19 and Elijah
Amos
Hosea
Isaiah and Jeremiah: The Reaction of the Prophets to Their Times
Jeremiah 31:31-34: The New Covenant
The context of Jeremiah 30 - 31
Jeremiah 31:31-34
In what sense is the new covenant new?
With whom is the new covenant made?
What constitutes the continuity and the discontinuity of the new covenant?
What is the place of 'law' in the new covenant framework?
The 'no longer' of verse 34
The Eschatological View Which Characterizes the New Covenant
Prophetic 'Realized' Eschatology
Ezekiel and the New Covenant
Ezekiel's blueprint for the return of Israel (33:21 - 39:29)
Ezekiel 40 - 48: the new creation
Ezekiel and Davidic Monarchy - New Covenant and Divine Kingship
The New Covenant Theology of Isaiah 40 � 66
Re-creation through the divine word - covenant renewal
Servant and covenant
Isaiah 54 - 55: Review of Covenant Theology
Universalism and Particularism in Covenant Emphasis in Isaiah 40 - 55
Survey of Isaiah 56-66
The Question of the Fulfilment of the Exilic Prophetic Redaction
Summary
The Post-Exilic Developments
Daniel
Haggai and Zechariah
Malachi-Ezra-Nehemiah
The Wisdom Literature
Kingdom and Covenant
Covenant and Spirituality in the Old Testament
The Covenant Requirement: Law in the Heart
Bibliography
Endnotes

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