Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology (Google eBook)

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Kregel Academic - Religion - 203 pages
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"Ancient Near Eastern Themes in Biblical Theology" traces the many parallels between the Old Testament (and Bible as a whole) and the ancient Near East, including creation and flood narratives, common literary and legal forms, supposed acts of deities and the God of the Bible, and more. Instead of merely studying a random selection of parallels, however, Jeffrey Niehaus proposes that they represent "a shared theological structure of ideas in the ancient Near East, a structure that finds its most complete and true form in the Old and New Testaments." This comprehensive and enlightening resource promises to help students and discerning Bible readers to intellectually grasp and appreciate the overarching story of the Bible within its cultural development.

  

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awesome background to the motifs in Scripture that have been discovered through the liberal search to uncover the untruths of Scripture. This volume seems to allow their findings to be present but can offer and alternative to their summaries that is surprising. Read full review

Contents

Preface
9
Approaching Biblical Parallels in the Ancient Near East
13
God and the Royal Shepherd
34
Covenant and Conquest
56
City Temple Image
83
City and Temple Abandoned and Restored
116
The Covenantal Household Destruction and Salvation
138
The Restoration of All Things
166
Bibliography
183
Scripture Index
189
Subject Index
197
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