Cover Image: God is A Warrior

God is A Warrior

Tremper Longman III and Daniel G. Reid (Zondervan, 1995)

Blurb Review


This book, part of the not very well known Studies in OT Biblical Theology series, traces the development of the 'divine warrior' motif through the Old and New Testaments, beginning with Israel's conflicts with her enemies and ending with Christ's victorious return in Revelation. Against the broader background of Ancient Near Eastern warrior mythology, Part I discusses Yahweh's warfare on behalf of ancient Israel, his judgment battles against a rebellious Israel, and prophecies of the coming Divine Deliverer. Part II looks at the New Testament's Divine Warrior, the Lord Jesus, and his war against spiritual enemies in the Synoptic Gospels, in Pauline theology, and in the final apocalyptic battle in the book of Revelation.


1. The Divine Warrior as a Central Biblical Motif

Part 1 The Old Testament
2. God Is a Warrior: The Wars of Faithful Israel
3. God Is an Enemy: The Wars Against Unfaithful Israel
4. God Will Come: The Day of the Lord
5. God Wars Against the Forces of Chaos
6. The Pattern of Divine Warfare in the Bible and the Ancient Near East

Part 2 The New Testament
7. Jesus: New Exodus, New Conquest
8. Jesus: The Warrior Slain, the Warrior Triumphant
9. Paul: The Warrior's Defeat of Principalities and Other Powers
10. Paul: The Holy Warriors of Christ and the Day of the Lord
11. Revelation: Visions of Divine Warfare

©2019 Beginning with Moses. Designed and built by David Turner