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The Old Testament problem

a re-investigation, together with two other essays.

by Edward Robertson

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Published by Manchester University Press in [Manchester, Eng.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Bible. O.T. -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    SeriesPublications of the University of Manchester,, no. 307
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1188 .R6
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 238 p.
    Number of Pages238
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6140848M
    LC Control Number53022454
    OCLC/WorldCa3027043

    Thus the first six Old Testament books were given their final form. The method in general was the same as that followed by the authors of the First and Third Gospels in their use of Matthew's Sayings of Jesus and the original Mark narrative, or by the authors of Samuel, Kings, and Chronicles in their citations from the older sources.   Christ-less preaching: Perhaps the greatest reason for so little interest in the Old Testament is that there has been so much Christ-less teaching from the Old Testament. At a popular level, Old Testament preaching has often degenerated .

    Book of Hosea, the first of 12 Old Testament books that bear the names of the Minor Prophets, considered as one book, The Twelve, in the Jewish canon. According to the superscription, Hosea began his prophetic activity during the reign of Jeroboam II (c. – bc). His prophetic announcements. The Book of Job, book of Hebrew scripture that is often counted among the masterpieces of world literature. It is found in the third section of the biblical canon known as the Ketuvim (“Writings”). The book’s theme is the eternal problem of unmerited suffering, and it is named after its central.

    Like most of the Old Testament, Job does not have a strong belief that there is a life for individuals after this life that we can see. Job's big problem with God's justice is that good people suffer in this life, wicked people prosper, and there is nothing after we die to make right what was an injustice in this life. Achan Achan was of the tribe of Judah. He decided, when the Israelites conquered Jericho, to take some of the city's booty for himself. This act, in direct defiance to God's command, led to the people's inability to take the city of , upon discovering Achan's grievous sin, has him stoned to death and all his possessions burned (Joshua - 19, - 26).


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The Old Testament problem by Edward Robertson Download PDF EPUB FB2

However, it appears that God changed his mind, because we find this curious statement in another book of the Old Testament. Hosea And the Lord said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Knudson, Albert C. (Albert Cornelius), Old Testament problem. Chapter 8 is an interesting analysis of the culture of Prophets and Prophecy during the late 2nd millenium and 1st half of the 1st millenium BCE, and the final chapter (10) is a glorious polemic on the misinterpretations, mis-statement of facts, etc of those who deny the reliability of the Old Testament The book is pages long, has pages of very detailed notes, 40 pages of maps and illustrations of Cited by:   Martin Luther was not afraid to challenge the canon of Scripture.

He relegated four New Testament books to an appendix, denying that they were divinely inspired. Though this alteration of the New Testament wasn’t adopted by the Protestant movements, his alteration of the Old Testament was, and by the end of the Reformation Protestantism had removed seven books (the deuterocanonicals).

To help his readers toward this understanding of the Old Testament, Motyer gathers the best of scholarship, breaks it down into bite-sized pieces, mixes it with New Testament connections, heats it with prayerful theological reflection, and serves it in an attractive format that actually makes this book difficult to put down/5(14).

The Problem of War in the Old Testament Paperback – January 5, The Problem of War in the Old Testament. Paperback – January 5, by Mr. Peter C.

Craigie (Author) out of 5 stars 10 ratings. See all 8 formats and editions. Hide other formats and by: For me, the “huge” problem, is with the most important part of the Old Testament, The Ten Commandments. God gives Moses a set of commandments and then, after the first set is destroyed, tells Moses that he is going to give him another exact copy of the first set only to give him a completely different set of commandments.

The image above is a digitally restored photograph from an original book, Die Bibel in Bildern (Bible with engravings), dated It's of an engraving by the German painter Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (Ma - ), based on Joshua Read part two in this series - God's Violence in the Old Testament: Possible Solutions.

Peter does an excellent job of expressing the theological and practical problems of the prevalence of war in the Old Testament. Throughout the entire book he hints at resolutions to these problems, which causes one to be hopeful and continue reading, but then in the last chapters he/5.

The problem the Old Testament authors faced was that a good God must have had just reason for bringing disaster (meaning notably, but not only, the Babylonian exile) upon his people. The theme is played out, with many variations, in books as different as the histories of Kings and Chronicles, the prophets like Ezekiel and Jeremiah, and in the wisdom books like Job and Ecclesiastes.

Job is a book of wisdom that addresses the problem of innocent people who suffer. The book of Job shows that God makes just decisions based on wisdom, not our idea of good people getting blessed and evil people getting their comeuppence.

In this book Peter Enns, an expert in biblical interpretation, addresses Old Testament phenomena that challenge traditional evangelical perspectives on Scripture. He then suggests a way forward, proposing an incarnational model of biblical inspiration that takes Cited by: The protocanonical books are those books of the Old Testament that are also included in the Hebrew Bible and that came to be considered canonical during the formational period of Christianity.

The term protocanonical is often used to contrast these books to the deuterocanonical books or apocrypha, which "were sometimes doubted" by some in the early church, and are considered non-canonical by most.

These books are difficult. to read through in one sitting. to outline by topic. to ascertain the central truth or authorial intent in each oracle. CHARACTERISTICS OF PROPHECY. In the Old Testament there seems to be a development of the concept of "prophet" and "prophecy.".

Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament Peter Enns. out of 5 stars Kindle Edition. $ How the Bible Actually Works: In Which I Explain How An Ancient, Ambiguous, and Diverse Book Leads Us to Wisdom Rather Than Answers—and Why That's Great News/5(55).

This list details all the major and minor Old Testament prophets, though not necessarily in perfect chronological order.

Some prophets overlap, lived in different areas, or the chronology cannot be estimated with any : Krista Cook. The individual books of the Old Testament were written with a different objective in mind, which does not mean that the narratives in the Old Testament have no historical value at all.

They are recognized, even by secular historians, as one of the most reliable sources available for reconstructing the history of the Hebrew people. Yes, some parts of the Old Testament may seem confusing when we first read them, although those same passages can often point us to some very profound truths about God once we understand them.

The Old Testament is God’s Word just as much as the New Testament, and God wants us to use it to teach and encourage us. This book is the center of the Pentateuch (the first five books of the Bible). It reveals the answer to the problem of our fallen human nature: We must make atonement for our sins through a vicarious sacrifice.

Instead of sacrificing ourselves, we can substitute the offerings of animals and cereal. An apocalyptic book that is commonly called the Revelation of the Old Testament.

Features that those two books share are the technique of symbolic reality (a preponderance of symbols, so that the reality that we encounter as we read is primarily a world of symbols) and an apocalyptic (end times) orientation.

Questions concerning the origin and contents of the single books are proposed and answered in articles on the respective books. More on Old Testament» Ignatius Bible (RSV2CE), 2nd Edition (Paperback).Presents a study of the Old Testament by interweaving historical, archeological, literary, and religious perspectives.

The book traces the story of the people of Israel from the Exodus in the time of Moses through the dawn of the Common Era/5. Walter Kaiser has written a new book on the tough questions about God and His Actions in the Old Testament.

The questions Kaiser addresses in this book are all excellent questions. The answers he provides, however, are not.