The Epic of Eden
Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it?Perhaps you are suffering from what...
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Does your knowledge of the Old Testament feel like a grab bag of people, books, events and ideas? How many times have you resolved to really understand the OT? To finally make sense of it?Perhaps you are suffering from what Sandra Richter calls the "dysfunctional closet syndrome." If so, she has a solution. Like a home-organizing expert, she comes in and helps you straighten up your cluttered closet. Gives you hangers for facts. A timeline to put them on. And handy containers for the clutter on the floor. Plus she fills out your wardrobe of knowledge with exciting new facts and new perspectives.The whole thing is put in usable order--a history of God's redeeming grace. A story that runs from the Eden of the Garden to the garden of the New Jerusalem. Whether you are a frustrated do-it-yourselfer or a beginning student enrolled in a course, this book will organize your understanding of the Old Testament and renew your enthusiasm for studying the Bible as a whole.
Sandra L. Richter (Ph.D., Harvard University) is associate professor of Old Testament, Asbury Theological Seminary. Her publications include The Deuteronomistic History and the Name Theology(Walter de Gruyter), The Epic of Eden: A Christian Entry into the Old Testament(InterVarsity Press) and Deuteronomy (The Horizons Commentary on the Old Testament, Eerdmans), and articles in Eerdmans' Handbook to the Bible (Eerdmans) and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books (InterVarsity Press).
Koorong -Editorial Review.
- Does Your Knowledge Of The Old Testament Feel Like A Grab Bag Of People, Books, Events And Ideas? How Many Times Have You Resolved To Really Understand The Ot? To Finally Make Sense Of It?perhaps You Are Suffering From What Sandra Richter Calls The "dysfunctional Closet Syndrome." If So, She Has A Solution. Like A Home-organizing Expert, She Comes In And Helps You Straighten Up Your Cluttered Closet. Gives You Hangers For Facts. A Timeline To Put Them On. And Handy Containers For The Clutter On The Floor. Plus She Fills Out Your Wardrobe Of Knowledge With Exciting New Facts And New Perspectives.the Whole Thing Is Put In Usable Order--a History Of God's Redeeming Grace. A Story That Runs From The Eden Of The Garden To The Garden Of The New Jerusalem. Whether You Are A Frustrated Do-it-yourselfer Or A Beginning Student Enrolled In A Course, This Book Will Organize Your Understanding Of The Old Testament And Renew Your Enthusiasm For Studying The Bible As A Whole.
- Introduction: <em>the Dysfunctional Closet Syndrome</em>
- 1. The Bible As The Story Of Redemption
- 2. The Bible In Real Time And Space
- 3. The Concept Of Covenant: <em>the "general Law" That Holds Our Facts Together</em>
- 4. God's Original Intent
- 5. God's Final Intent: <em>the New Jerusalem</em>
- 6. Noah And Abraham
- 7. Moses And The Tabernacle
- 8. David And The Monarchy
- 9. The New Covenant, The Return Of The King
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Scripture Index