Zion: City of Our God
The work of an international team of scholars, these essays explore the key Old Testament texts that speak to Jerusalem's historical and theological importance. They show that a knowledge of the city is not only essential for interpreting the Old...
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The work of an international team of scholars, these essays explore the key Old Testament texts that speak to Jerusalem's historical and theological importance. They show that a knowledge of the city is not only essential for interpreting the Old Testament, but also for understanding Jerusalem's role in Jesus' day and in our own. Chapters consider such topics as the origins of Solomon's Temple, the worship of Molech within Jerusalem, and Jerusalem at war in Chonicles. This volume will broaden the perspectives of students in disciplines ranging from theology to modern cultural studies. 224 pages, from Eerdmans
Zion, city of our God gathers studies by an international team of scholars that help portray the full significance of Jerusalem in the First Temple period of the Old Testament. John M. Monson explores Jerusalem's temple of Solomon in its original ancient Near Eastern context. Richard S. Hess looks at one of the most important events in the Bible's record of pre-exilic Jerusalem - Sennacherib's attack on the city. Martin J. Selman and Gary N. Knoppers outline the theological significance of Jerusalem in the books of Chronicles, providing as well a summary statement on the key role of the city in the entire Old Testament. Thomas Renz examines the Zion tradition as it underwent its greatest challenge, the fall of Jerusalem. Philip E. Satterthwaite and Knut M. Heim describe Jerusalem's place in the poetry of the Hebrew Bible, giving special attention, respectively, to the Songs of Ascents and Lamentations. Lastly, Rebecca Doyle discusses what Ugaritic, Old Testament, and other texts tell us about the cult of Molek and the worship of this god in Jerusalem.
Gordon J. Wenham (Ph.D.,University of Cambridge) is professor of Old Testament studies at the University of Gloucestershire. He is the author or editor of ten books, including major commentaries on Leviticus (New International Commentary on the Old Testament), Genesis 1-11, Genesis 12-50 (2 volumes, Word Biblical Commentary), The Book of Numbers (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary). He is co-editor of the Apollos Old Testament Commentary series in which he is the author of the volume on The Book of Psalms.
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Dr. Richard S. Hess (Ph.D., Hebrew Union College) is professor of Old Testament and Semitic languages at Denver Seminary. He has held National Endowment for the Humanities, Fulbright, and Tyndale House (Cambridge) postdoctoral fellowships and grants. Dr. Hess has done translation and revision work for the New International Version, New American Bible, Holman Standard Christian Bible, and English Standard Version translations of the Old Testament. He is an editor of a series of commentaries on the Septuagint and has translated books of the Septuagint for Logos Bible Software.
He has written commentaries on Joshua (Tyndale Old Testament Commentary)The Song of Songs (Baker Commentary on the Old Testament Wisdom and Psalms), Leviticus (Expositor's Bible Commentary revised), Job (Historical Commentary on the Old Testament), and 1 & 2 Kings (New International Commentary on the Old Testament), along with texts on Archaeology and the Old Testament, Hebrew Grammar, and the study of ancient Near Eastern texts related to the Old Testament.