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God and His People

God's covenant with Israel has been a central theme in understanding the Old Testament from ancient times, but in the last hundred years it has been a particularly prominent issue in critical biblical study. In this book Professor Nicholson argues that, while in some important respects the position today regarding the covenant is much the same as it was for leading scholars a century ago, in other ways the intervening debate has made it possible to see far more clearly just how crucial the covenant idea was in the development of what is distinctive in the faith of Israel
eBook, English, 1988
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Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1988
1 online resource (260 pages)
9780198267270, 0198267274
Part 1 Covenant in a century of study since Wellhausen: a time of controversy (1878-1918); the controversy ended; treaty and covenant; covenant as a theological idea. Part 2 The origin of the covenant between God and Israel - key texts: "They saw God and ate and drank" - a covenant meal at Sinai? (Exodus 24:1-2, 9-11); apostasy and renewal of the covenant at Sinai (Exodus 34:10-28); a covenant at Shechem (Joshua 24:1-28); the covenant ritual at Sinai (Exodus 19:3b-8, 24:3-8); covenant texts in Hosea. Part 3 God and His people: the covenant and the distinctiveness of Israel's faith.