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The Story of Israel

J. Scott Duvall, J. Daniel Hayes, C. Marvin Pate, E. Rudolph Richards, W. Dennis Tucker and Preben Vang (Apollos, 2004)

Blurb Review by David Gibson

Blurb

The authors of this volume contend that the biblical story of Israel - in its sin, exile and restoration - is a sort of microcosmic drama of the plight and hope of the universal story of humanity and creation. And the story of Jesus, born from the womb of Israel as its Messiah and true seed of Abraham, provides the redemptive solution not only to Israel's but to the world's sin and exile. This book explores the unitive theme of this story of Israel from Genesis to Revelation. Probing each section of Scripture - from Pentateuch, History, Psalms and Prophets to Gospels, Epistles and Apocalypse - the authors bring the contours of this story to light. From close-up examination of key texts to panoramic shots of the biblical terrain, The Story of Israel unfolds an intriguing and compelling perspective on biblical theology. And with its features of recommended readings and study questions, it is a textbook suitable for classroom and individual study.

Contents

1. INTRODUCTION: The Story of Israel and Biblical Theology
2. THE PENTATEUCH: Divine Will and Human Responsibility
3. THE HISTORICAL BOOKS: Sin and Exile
4. THE PSALMS AND THE WISDOM LITERATURE: Contested Story
5. THE PROPHETS: Sin, Exile and Restoration
6. SECOND TEMPLE JUDAISM: Unity and Diversity in the Deuteronomistic Tradition
7. THE SYNOPTICS: The Gospel Story and the Story of Israel
8. JOHN: Signs of the Restoration
9. ACTS: The Nations will Listen
10. PAUL: The Reverse of the Curse
11. THE GENERAL EPISTLES AND HEBREWS: In Exile but on the Brink of Restoration
12. REVELATION: The Transforming Vision
13. CONCLUSION

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