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Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. / 2012 / Paperback

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In Hearing the Old Testament: Listening for God's Address world-class scholars discuss how contemporary Christians can better hear and appropriate God's address in the Old Testament. This volume is part of a growing interest in theological interpretation of the Old Testament.

Editors Craig G. Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman offer a coherent and carefully planned volume, a truly dialogical collaboration full of up-to-date research and innovative ideas. While sharing a desire to integrate their Old Testament scholarship with their love for God --and, thus, a commitment to listening for God's voice within the text -- the contributors display a variety of methods and interpretations as they apply a Trinitarian hermeneutic to the text. The breadth, expertise, and care evidenced here make this book an ideal choice for upper-level undergraduate and seminary courses.

Contributors:
  • Craig G. Bartholomew
  • David J. H. Beldman
  • Mark J. Boda
  • M. Daniel Carroll R.
  • Stephen G. Dempster
  • Tremper Longman III
  • J. Clinton McCann Jr.
  • Iain Provan
  • Richard Schultz
  • Aubrey Spears
  • Heath Thomas
  • Gordon J. Wenham
  • Al Wolters
  • Christopher J. H. Wright

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 464
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0802865615
ISBN-13: 9780802865618
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Publisher's Description

In Hearing the Old Testament world-class scholars discuss how contemporary Christians can better hear and appropriate God's address in the Old Testament. This volume is part of a growing interest in theological interpretation of the Old Testament.

Editors Craig G. Bartholomew and David J. H. Beldman offer a coherent and carefully planned volume, a truly dialogical collaboration full of up-to-date research and innovative ideas. While sharing a desire to integrate their Old Testament scholarship with their love for God - and, thus, a commitment to listening for God's voice within the text - the contributors display a variety of methods and interpretations as they apply a Trinitarian hermeneutic to the text. The breadth, expertise, and care evidenced here make this book an ideal choice for upper-level undergraduate and seminary courses.

Contributors:
Craig G. Bartholomew
David J. H. Beldman
Mark J. Boda
M. Daniel Carroll R.
Stephen G. Dempster
Tremper Longman III
J. Clinton McCann Jr.
Iain Provan
Richard Schultz
Aubrey Spears
Heath Thomas
Gordon J. Wenham
Al Wolters
Christopher J. H. Wright

Author Bio

Craig G. Bartholomew is H. Evan Runner Professor ofPhilosophy and professor of religion and theology atRedeemer University College, Ancaster, Ontario, andprincipal of the Paideia Centre for Public Theology. His otherbooks include Old Testament Wisdom Literature: ATheological Introduction and Where MortalsDwell: A Christian View of Place for Today.,
David J. H. Beldman is an instructor at Redeemer UniversityCollege and is currently completing his doctoral degree inOld Testament at the University of Bristol.,

Endorsements

This welcome volume addresses the famine in the land (Amos 8:11-12), specifically, the famine of hearing the lifegiving word of God to the contemporary church through the Old Testament. With a fine mixture of contributions from both internationally renowned and younger Old Testament scholars, this collection of essays guides readers through vital aspects of biblical interpretation, helping us hear afresh the voice of God in the texts of Scripture...An invaluable resource for all who long to hear for themselves God's address in the Old Testament.
-Daniel I. Block,
Wheaton College

How can we hear God speak to us in the text of Scripture to equip us for our missional vocation? This should be the fundamental question for critical biblical scholarship. Yet an Enlightenment agenda has too often separated God's address from the tools of biblical scholarship, leaving the church bereft of a word from God. This book is an urgent plea by an eminent cast of scholars for biblical scholarship to serve the church so that we can hear God speak through the text of Scripture. The pressing importance of this issue makes this volume priority reading!
-Michael W. Goheen
Trinity Western University

Editorial Reviews

Daniel I. Block
-- Wheaton College
"This welcome volume addresses the famine in the land (Amos 8:11-12), specifically, the famine of hearing the lifegiving word of God to the contemporary church through the Old Testament. With a fine mixture of contributions from both internationally renowned and younger Old Testament scholars, this collection of essays guides readers through vital aspects of biblical interpretation, helping us hear afresh the voice of God in the texts of Scripture. . . . An invaluable resource for all who long to hear for themselves God's address in the Old Testament."

Michael W. Goheen
-- Trinity Western University
"How can we hear God speak to us in the text of Scripture to equip us for our missional vocation? This should be the fundamental question for critical biblical scholarship. Yet an Enlightenment agenda has too often separated God's address from the tools of biblical scholarship, leaving the church bereft of a word from God. This book is an urgent plea by an eminent cast of scholars for biblical scholarship to serve the church so that we can hear God speak through the text of Scripture. The pressing importance of this issue makes this volume priority reading!"

Bulletin for Biblical Research 
"A helpful tool for Old Testament specialists, preachers, and students. The book is appropriate for a course on biblical hermeneutics and comes highly recommended."
 
Review of Biblical Literature 
"This volume includes high-quality essays from a range of authors who are well known in Old Testament scholarship, particularly within evangelical circles."
 

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