Old Testament Theology: The theology of Israel's historical traditions

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2001 - Religion - 524 pages
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This republication of a classic work contains a new introduction by Walter Brueggemann that places Gerhard von Rad's work within the context of German theology, Old Testament theology, and the history of interpretation of the Old Testament. In Old Testament Theology, von Rad applies the most advanced results of form criticism to develop a new understanding of the Bible. His original approach is now available once again in English.

The Old Testament Library provides fresh and authoritative treatments of important aspects of Old Testament study through commentaries and general surveys. The contributors are scholars of international standing.

 

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Contents

A ORIGINS
3
B THE CRISIS DUE TO THE CONQUEST
15
THE CRISIS DUE TO THE FORMATION OF THE STATE
36
ENDEAVOURS TO RESTORE THE PAST
69
E THE CONSTITUTING OF THE POSTEXILIC CULTIC
85
F SACRAL OFFICE AND CHARISMA IN ANCIENT ISRAEL
93
A METHODOLOGICAL PRESUPPOSITIONS
105
B THE THEOLOGY OF THE HEXATEUCH
129
ISRAELS ANOINTED
306
The Covenant with David in the History
308
The Empire and Office of the Anointed in the Royal Psalms
318
Saul
324
The Judges
327
The Deuteronomists Theology of History The Book of Kings
334
The Historical Work of the Chronicler
347
ISRAEL BEFORE JAHWEH Israels Answer 1 Methodological Preconsiderations
355

THE PRIMEVAL HISTORY
136
THE HISTORY OF THE PATRIARCHS
165
THE DELIVERANCE FROM EGYPT
175
THE DIVINE REVELATION AT SINAI
187
a The Priestly Document as an Historical Work
232
b The Tent the Ark and the Glory of God
234
c The Cultic Officials
241
d The Sacrifices
250
e Sin and Atonement
262
f CleanUnclean Illness and Death
272
THE WANDERING IN THE WILDERNESS
280
THE CONCEPTION OF MOSES AND HIS OFFICE
289
THE GRANTING OF THE LAND OF CANAAN
296
The Praises of Israel
356
The Righteousness of Jahweh and of Israel
370
Israels Trials and the Consolation of the Individual
383
Israels Wisdom deriving from Experience
418
Israels Theological Wisdom
441
Scepticism
453
List of Abbreviations and of Works Frequently Cited
460
Index of Scripture Passages
463
Name and Subject Index 355 355 356
464
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About the author (2001)

Gerhard von Rad was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Heidelberg in Germany until his death in 1971. He is the author of several books, including Wisdom in Israel and Holy War in Ancient Israel.

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