Chosen and Unchosen: Conceptions of Election in the Pentateuch and Jewish-Christian Interpretation
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The God of the Bible chose and favors a national people, Israel, among all the nations of the earth, and this is at the cost of other nations. Reading the text "with the grain" or placing oneself within the chosen's perspective may seem very well until one considers the unchosen. There is much regarding the unchosen that has not been explored in scholarly research, but in Chosen and Unchosen, Joel Lohr attempts to make sense of the question of election and nonelection in the OT as a Christian interpreter and with a concern for the history of interpretation and Jewish-Christian dialogue.

Lohr also corrects a Christian tendency to read election and nonelection as love and damnation, respectively, a perception that is altogether foreign to the OT itself. The unchosen are important to the overall world view of Scripture and, although election entails exclusion, and God's love for the one people Israel is a love in contrast to others, it does not follow that the unchosen fall outside of the economy of God's purposes, his workings, or his ways.

If contemporary faith communities (both Jewish and Christian) form their understanding of "the other" on a faulty reading of Scripture regarding the unchosen, chaos and hatred can ensue. The political and religious climate of our contemporary world has never presented a more important time to get this matter right. Scholars and students alike are finding Chosen and Unchosen to be an indispensable resource as they mull over these difficult questions.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 254
Vendor: Eisenbrauns
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9.30 X 6.20 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1575061716
ISBN-13: 9781575061719

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