Great Prayers of the Old Testament  -     By: Walter Brueggemann
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Great Prayers of the Old Testament

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What was ancient Hebrew devotional life actually like? In Great Prayers of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann goes behind the scenes to uncover how leading figures of the Old Testament viewed their own situation, as well as the expectations they had of God in twelve specific prayers.

Brueggemann explores the prayers of :

  • Abraham (Genesis 18:22-33)
  • Moses (Numbers 14: 13-23)
  • Hannah (1 Samuel 2:1-10)
  • David (2 Samuel 7:18 -29)
  • Solomon (1 Kings 3:5-15)
  • Jonah (2:2-9)
  • Jeremiah (32:16-25)
  • Hezekiah (2 Kings 19:15-19)
  • Ezra (9:6-15)
  • Nehemiah 1:4-11)
  • Daniel (9:3-19)
  • Job (42: 1-6)

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 8.80 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0664231748
ISBN-13: 9780664231743
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A number of moving prayers can be found in the Old Testament and throughout Scripture. In this accessible volume, world-renowned scholar Walter Brueggemann offers his insight and wisdom on twelve prayers in the Old Testament, listening to the biblical text and explaining how these examples of ancient prayer can make prayer come alive for us today. Among the prayers explored are those by Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Solomon, Jonah, Jeremiah, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel, and Job. The prayers in this volume express joy and lament and show the depths of human experience and the majestic grace of a loving God who hears everything and takes every prayer to heart.

Author Bio

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the world's leading interpreter of the Old Testament, and is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination and Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes.

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