Perhaps no biblical episode is more troubling than the conquest of Canaan. But do the so-called holy war texts of the Old Testament portray a divinely inspired genocide? John Walton and J. Harvey Walton take us on an archeological dig, reframing our questions and excavating the layers of translation and interpretation that cloud our perception of these difficult texts.
Christopher Wright explores in depth the Father images that pervade the biblical narratives, psalms and prophetic texts of the Old Testament. God is acknowledged as tender yet terrifying, challenging to the nations and yet intimately personal, offering loving care, provision, discipline and forgiveness.
David L. Baker gives us a rare and valuable study of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments, within its biblical and ancient Near Eastern setting. In addition to an informative discussion of introductory and background issues, he gives each commandment focused attention, offering expert commentary as well as considering its meaning for today.
Philip S. Johnston examines Israelite views on death and afterlife as reflected in the Hebrew Bible and in material remains, and sets them in their cultural, literary and theological contexts.
: Are They Reliable and Relevant? In this thought-provoking book Walter C. Kaiser Jr. makes the case that the Old Testament documents are both historically reliable and personally relevant. Also includes a helpful glossary of terms.
Now in paperback, Hard Sayings of the Bible has explanations for over five hundred of the most troubling verses to test the minds and hearts of Bible readers. Verse by verse, four distinguished Bible scholars take you behind the scenes to find succinct solutions to the most difficult verses in Scripture.
Todd J. Murphy defines more than 2,000 terms of grammar, syntax, linguistics, textual criticism and Old Testament criticism that relate to--and often obscure--the study and discussion of biblical Hebrew.
Based on the conviction that the Old Testament texts are a vital and dynamic part of the Christian canon and pertinent to Christian practice, this stimulating volume offers guidance for expository preaching and practical suggestions for understanding the message of its diverse literature.
Has the Bible bound Christians to a narrow and mistaken notion of Jesus? To answer this question we need to know what story Jesus claimed for himself. In this revised and updated book Christopher Wright traces the life of Christ as it is illuminated by the Old Testament and describes God?s design for Israel as it is fulfilled in the story of Jesus.
We first meet the Holy Spirit in the second verse of the Bible, hovering there, speaking the world into existence. Christopher Wright begins here and traces the Holy Spirit through the pages of the Old Testament. He shows that the Spirit is knowable, and that the Spirit empowers God's people and sustains the earth.
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