The God of the Old Testament: Encountering the Divine in Christian Scripture

R. W. L. Moberly

The God of the Old Testament: Encountering the Divine in Christian Scripture
The God of the Old Testament: Encountering the Divine in Christian Scripture

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Categories: OT Theology

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Old Testament theologian Walter Moberly is known for his creative, accessible, and provocative writing. This book, written in a similar vein as his well-received Old Testament Theology, combines biblical criticism with constructive theology and engages both Jewish and Christian interpretations. It demonstrates how to read the Old Testament in ways that are academically rigorous and also contribute to its use in contemporary Christian thought and practice.

Moberly offers robust readings of eight pivotal Old Testament passages that unpack the nature of God in Christian Scripture. These passages form some of the basic "grammar" of the Bible's portrayal of God and humanity. Suitable as a supplementary text for Old Testament theology and interpretation courses, this book presents a Christian approach to reading the Old Testament that holds together the priorities of both scholarship and faith.

  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • 1. The Wise God: The Depths of Creation in Proverbs 8
  • 2. The Mysterious God: The Voice from the Fire in Exodus 3
  • 3. The Just God: The Nature of Deity in Psalm 82
  • 4. The Inscrutable God: Divine Differentials and Human Choosing in Genesis 4
  • 5. The Only God: Surprising Universality and Particularity in 2 Kings 5
  • 6. The Trustworthy God: Assurance and Warning in Psalm 46, Jeremiah 7, and Micah 3
  • Epilogue
  • Indexes


Pages: 302
Publisher: Baker Academic
Published: 2020
ISBN-10: 1540962997
ISBN-13: 9781540962997

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