By Robin Routledge
There are numerous very good previous testomony theologies on hand at the present time, yet they have a tendency to be huge and daunting for starting scholars and others who're hard-pressed for time. Robin Routledge's Old testomony Theology is gauged to satisfy the desires of readers who are looking to dine at the meat of previous testomony theology yet don't have time to linger over hors d'oeuvres and dessert. And his thematic procedure makes it effortless for selective readers to discover what they wish. Routledge presents a considerable assessment of the imperative matters and topics in outdated testomony theology. In a mode that's transparent, concise and nuanced, Routledge examines the theological importance of many of the texts inside their wider canonical context, noting cohesion and coherence whereas displaying wisdom of variety. Readers trying to find a considerable evaluation of the valuable concerns and topics in outdated testomony theology will locate that during the most physique of the textual content, and people with extra particular pursuits will locate extra precise dialogue and references to additional examining within the quite a few and expansive footnotes.
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An OT `type' is not a prophetic announcement, awaiting fulfilment. 94 And that has important implications for exegesis. Exegesis of the OT should take into account language, context, background and so on, but should not give undue weight to typological links to the NT (or even to later passages in the OT). The later use made of a passage may be interesting for the history of interpretations, but this is separate from exegesis. Thus an exegesis of sacrificial texts would not be expected to consider the view of the sacrificial system in the letter to the Hebrews.
God and the `gods' The names of God El, Yahweh, Moses and monotheism The nature and being of God ioi The Spirit of God Other supernatural beings in the Old Testament 3. God and creation Origins Man and woman The origin and spread of sin 4. God and his people (i): election and covenant The idea of covenant in the Old Testament The covenant with Abraham The Sinaitic covenant 5. God and his people (2): worship and sacrifice Places of worship The priesthood 18o Religious festivals Sacrifice Other elements of worship 6.
Hasel, Old Testament Theology: Basic Issues in the Current Debate, 4th ed. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1991); Paul R. House, Old Testament Theology (Downers Grove: IVP, 1998), pp. 11-57; Edmond Jacob, Theology of the Old Testament (London: Hodder & Stoughton, 195 8), pp. 11-36;R. W L. Moberly, `Theology of the Old Testament', in David W Baker and Bill T. ), The Face of Old Testament Studies: A Survy of Contemporary Approaches (Leicester: Apollos; Grand Rapids: Baker, 1999), pp. 452-478; see also introductory articles in NIDOTTE 1:14-205.