Book — 1 online resource (xxvii, 349 pages) : illustrations
Christian use of the Old Testament. Embracing the law: a biblical theological perspective / Elmer A. Martens ; God's design and postmodernism: recent approaches to Old Testament theology / Paul R. House ; Educating to become wise: intercultural theological education / Marlene Enns ; To know or not to know: Hosea's use of yd⁽/d⁽t / Douglas Carew ; The problem of preaching the Old Testament / Franklyn L. Jost ; On truth-telling and biblical theology / Rolf P. Knierim
Aligning God's people with god's call for justice. Yahweh, justice, and religious pluralism in the Old Testament / Elmer A. Martens ; Creation and peace: creator and creature in Genesis 1-11 / Ben C. Ollenburger ; Jethro in the structure of the book of Exodus / Waldemar Janzen ; The case of the Venus Flytrap: the argument of the book of Job / Pierre Gilbert ; Church of justice / Alfred Neufeld ; Righteousness in Romans: the political subtext of Paul's letter / John E. Toews
Addressing the issue of land in the life of God's people. O land, land, land: reading the earth story in both Testaments / Elmer A. Martens ; Israel and its land in biblical perspective / Walter C. Kaiser Jr. ; God's design and the church / Timothy J. Geddert ; Biblical perspectives on biodiversity: a conversation with E.O. Wilson / Theodore Hiebert ; All creatures great and small: recovering a deuteronomic theology of animals / Daniel I. Block ; The word made bitter: at the table with Joshua, Buber, and Bakhtin / Gordon H. Matties.
Book — 1 online resource (xv, 399 pages) : illustrations Digital: data file.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part One Clearing Ground and Building Anew; Chapter One Challenging the Circumlocution Assumption; Chapter Two A Survey of Heaven in the Old Testament and Second Temple Literature; Chapter Three A Survey of Heaven in Matthew; Chapter Four Heaven and Earth in the Context of Matthean Studies and Theology; Part Two Matthew's Idiolectic Use of Heaven Language and the Theme of Heaven and Earth; Chapter Five???a??? and???a??? in the Septuagint and Second Temple Literature; Chapter Six???a??? and???a??? in Matthew.
A much-overlooked aspect of the Gospel of Matthew is the theme of heaven and earth. Rather than being a reverential circumlocution for God, 'heaven' in Matthew is part of a highly developed discourse of heaven and earth language. Matthew's idiolectic way of using heaven language consists of four aspects: 1) a distinction in meaning between singular and plural forms of ""ouranos""; 2) frequent use of the heaven and earth word pair; 3) regular reference to the Father in heaven; and 4) the recurrent use of the Matthean expression, kingdom of heaven. This book examines the historical precedents fo.
New creation in Revelation (I) : introductory matters
New creation in Revelation (II) : the key texts
Appendix 1. Defining "nature" in the Hebrew Bible
Appendix 2. Creation in Israel's paradigms of redemption
Appendix 3. Creation, Eden, and the Temple.
Mark B. Stephens investigates the cosmic eschatology of Revelation, with a particular focus on the question of continuity and discontinuity. He shows that the imagery and auditions of Revelation communicate both judgement upon the present order of creation, and yet at the same time the eschatological renewal of all things.