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|All Authors / Contributors:||
Daniel Isaac Block
|Description:||xxvii, 242 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||The grace of Torah : the Mosaic prescription for life (Deut 4:1-8; 6:20-25) --
Reading the Decalogue from right to left : the ten principles of covenant relationship in the Hebrew bible --
Excursus A: How shall we number the ten commands? : the Deuteronomy version (5:1-21) --
Bearing the Name of the LORD with honor --
How many is God? : an investigation into the meaning of Deuteronomy 6:4-5 --
The joy of worship : the Mosaic invitation to the presence of God (Deut 12:1-14) --
The burden of leadership : the Mosaic paradigm of kingship (Deut 17:14-20) --
The privilege of calling : the Mosaic paradigm for missions (Deut 26:16-19) --
The power of song : reflections on ancient Israel's national anthem (Deuteronomy 32)
|Responsibility:||Daniel I. Block.|
Like the book of Romans in the New Testament, the book of Deuteronomy provides the most systematic and sustained presentation of theology in the Old Testament. And like the Gospel of John, it represents mature theological reflection on God's great acts of salvation, in this case associated with the exodus of Israel from Egypt. Unfortunately, for many Christians, Deuteronomy is a dead book, either because its contents are unknown or because its message is misunderstood. The essays in this collection arise from a larger project driven by a passion to recover for Christians the life-giving message of the Old Testament in general and the gospel according to Moses in particular. The "meditations" cover a wide range of topics, from explorations into the meaning of specific texts to considerations of the ethical and homiletical relevance of the book for Christians today.
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