By Bernhard W. Anderson
During this masterwork, one in every of America's prime biblical students takes a clean examine the theology of the outdated testomony. Anderson cuts his personal direction and offers us with inventive new insights on the entire significant sections of the previous testomony. He illuminates the nuances of a number of the covenants and theological shifts in a hugely readable kind. His dialog companions comprise the formative participants from either the Christian neighborhood (Eichrodt, von Rad, Childs) and the Jewish group (Heschel, Herberg, Levenson) whereas interacting with the newest advancements within the box, particularly Walter Brueggemann's Theology of the outdated testomony.
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J /m,, ) -Ps. 89:5·7 The mythical langu age is retained in other psalms: Fo. Jod;. -Ps. 95:3, also 103:19·20 The book of Job, one may recall . opens with a scene in the heavenly council where "the heavenly beings" or "sons of Cod" co nven e before the high Cod (Job 1,6 ). 09]. tr;lns, 0 . :-1 C Stilker. 1 \'01.. , Harpt'r St Row, \ 962---65 ). 1,205. ch ~nd Ihe Gods The metaphor of the heavenly council is u~d in different ways. In Deut. eh , the sovereign of the council, assigns other gods the oversight of the provinces of various ~oples but re~fVes Israel as -Yahwch 's own portion: This is one way to deal with Ihe many gods, 10 PUI them under Yahweh's adminiSlTalive sovereignty.