The liturgy of creation : understanding calendars in Old Testament context
- Michael LeFebvre ; foreword by C. John Collins.
- Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, 
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- xix, 256 pages ; 23 cm
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Introduction: dates, stories, and calendars
- Part I. Israel's calendars
- Calendars in the sky
- Cycles of sevens
- The festivals of Israel
- Chart: Israel's calendar of Holy Days
- Part II. Festivals and their stories
- The festival stories of Israel
- Chart: Dates in the Pentateuch
- Dates for remembering
- Dates assigned by law
- Part III. The creation week
- The creation week as calendar narrative
- The plot of the creation week
- Ordered for fruitfulness (days 1,3)
- Populated for blessing (days 4,6)
- Crowned with communion (day 7)
- A calendar for Sabbath, not science.
- "How were holidays scheduled and taught in biblical Israel, and what did they have to do with the creation narrative? Michael LeFebvre considers the calendars of the Pentateuch, arguing that dates were added to Old Testament narratives not as journalistic details but to teach sacred rhythms of labor and worship. LeFebvre then applies this insight to the creation week, finding that the days of creation also serve a liturgical purpose"-- Provided by publisher.
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- 9780830852628 paperback alkaline paper
- 083085262X paperback alkaline paper
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