Dominion and dynasty book review

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dominion and dynasty book review

Dominion and Dynasty: A Theology of the Hebrew Bible by Stephen G. Dempster

Christian theologians rarely study the Old Testament in its final Hebrew canonical form, even though this was very likely the Bible used by Jesus and the early church. However, once read as a whole, the larger structure of the Hebrew Bible Tanakh provides a "wide-angle lens" through which its contents can be viewed. Dempster argues that, despite its undoubted literary diversity, the Hebrew Bible possesses a remarkable structural and conceptual unity. The various genres and books are placed within a comprehensive narrative framework which provides an overarching literary and historical context. The many texts contribute to this larger text, and find their meaning and significance within its story of "dominion and dynasty," which ranges from Adam to the Son of Man, from David to the coming Davidic king. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles.
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Dempster, Stephen G. In the writing of this book, Stephen Dempster has contributed a very insightful and thought-provoking contribution to the New Studies in Biblical Theology Series., There are 39 books in the OT.

Stephen G. New Studies in Biblical Theology. Here is a fresh approach to biblical theology. He traces the story beginning with Genesis through to Kings following the Hebrew ordering of books, that is from the Torah through the Former Prophets. The story resumes with Daniel and the rest of the Writings, concluding with Chronicles.

Dempster, Stephen G. New Studies in Biblical Theology, Reviewed by Clyde W. Overman III The impetus behind Dempsters work is what he regards as too many opposing interpretations in the field of biblical theology. He says that of the approximately sixty biblical theologies written during the last century, there are almost as many theologies astheologians p. The result is that the Bibles own theology has become the interpreters own theologies p.

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