By Raymond Westbrook,Bruce Wells
By Raymond Westbrook,Bruce Wells
By OP Wilfrid J. Harrington
By James Bruckner
The prophetic books Jonah, Nahum, Habakkuk, and Zephaniah are short yet robust. They convenience us with the peace of mind that, whilst not anything during this lifestyles is smart, God continues to be up to speed. They strengthen our religion within the face of the world’s gruesome realities. and so they demonstrate the complexities of people relating to God. Jonah ran from his divine fee. Habakkuk puzzled God touching on his methods. Repenting lower than Jonah’s message, the town of Ninevah eventually backslid and reaped the doom prophesied through Nahum. And Zephaniah’s “remnant” depicts a religion that is still trustworthy. We needn’t glance too demanding to discover our personal international and issues reflected in those books. Exploring the hyperlinks among the Bible and our personal occasions, James Bruckner stocks views on 4 of the Minor Prophets that show their enduring relevance for our twenty-first-century lives. such a lot Bible commentaries take us on a one-way journey from our global to the area of the Bible. yet they go away us there, assuming that we will be able to by some means make the go back trip on our personal. They specialize in the unique that means of the passage yet don’t talk about its modern software. the knowledge they provide is valuable—but the task is just part performed! The NIV software statement sequence is helping deliver either halves of the interpretive job jointly. This specific, award-winning sequence indicates readers the right way to deliver an historical message into our present-day context. It explains not just what the Bibles intended but additionally the way it speaks powerfully today.
By Angulus Wilson
By Thomas R. Blanton
By Christopher B. Hays
This learn considers the ancient, cultural, and literary importance of a few of an important historic close to East (ANE) texts that remove darkness from the Hebrew Bible. Christopher B. Hays offers fundamental texts from the traditional close to East with a comparability to literature of the Hebrew Bible to illustrate how Israel's Scriptures not just draw from those historic contexts but in addition reshape them in a different way.
Hays bargains a quick advent to comparative stories, then lays out examples from a variety of literary genres that make clear specific biblical texts. Texts approximately ANE legislation collections, treaties, theological histories, prophecies, ritual texts, oracles, prayers, hymns, laments, edicts, and directions are in comparison to corresponding literature within the Pentateuch, Prophets, and Writings of the Hebrew Bible. The booklet contains summaries to assist teachers and scholars establish key issues for comparability. via contemplating the literary and old context of alternative literature, scholars will come away with a greater figuring out of the historic, literary, and theological intensity of the Hebrew Bible.
By Christine Graef
"More Than the Sound of Many Waters reconnects us to the significance of water for the life of all humanity. No other folks team understands simply how smooth the circle of lifestyles is, and that water is really greater than sound and wonder, yet a lifestyles resource given by way of our author. the 1st countries humans knew the right way to reside in concord with God's production and never to subdue it for its riches."
--Willie Jock, Reverend, Mohawk kingdom Territory of Akwesasne, N.Y.
"This is a must-read book. Christine Graef weaves the residing water of Christ into everything of our lives and the area round us. there's a usual ebb and circulation to her writing which sweeps during the passages and chapters. each one bankruptcy opens up extra of God's be aware and permits us to attach in a deeper way. I completely loved the e-book and the adventure. i'll be recommending it to my congregation."
--Belle L. Burgoyne, Pastor, instructor, lifestyles in His palms group Church, North Lawrence, NY
"Water is the emblem and technique of baptism, existence, and detoxing. at the present time, the purity of the water itself is threatened and millions of local North American peoples have risen up in a spot known as status Rock to claim 'Do no longer pollute our water with oil.' Graef is on the innovative of fact. Come, immerse your self during this trip into modern matters and the last word end result. you may be enlightened."
--Thom McDonald, President, the nice Peace local Fellowship of Canada and USA
Christine Graef is writer of Mending the damaged Land, trip to the sting of the Woods, and Our timber of Life. She lives via the St. Lawrence River in northern New York.
By Ron Cantrell
The ultimate state will resolution those questions in addition to supply perception into the background and tradition of Mesopotamia, that land among the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers that also, to today, carry intrigue and secret. The sealed, prophetic e-book of Daniel is opened for our shut exam of mysteries reserved for this “ten-times higher” new release revealing the Lion of Judah.
By Walter Brueggemann,Carolyn Sharp
Carolyn Sharp's introductions to every part spotlight the attribute issues of Brueggemann's oeuvre that come to expression in those chapters. the result's greater than an stumble upon with the ever-challenging observe of Scripture; Disruptive Grace additionally bargains an creation to the idea of a super, passionate, and incisive interpreter of the Hebrew Bible.
By Jenna Weissman Joselit
In this vividly rendered narrative, Jenna Weissman Joselit situates the 10 Commandments in the textile of yank background. Her matters variety from the 1860 story of the novice who claimed to have came upon historical holy stones within a burial mound in Ohio to the San Francisco congregation of Sherith Israel, which commissioned a luminous piece of stained glass depicting Moses in Yosemite for its sanctuary; from the Kansas baby-kisser Charles Walter, who within the overdue 19th century proposed codifying each one commandment into nation legislation, to the radio commentator Laura Schlessinger, who popularized the 10 Commandments as a psychotherapeutic device within the 1990s.
At as soon as textual content and item, celestial and earthbound, Judaic and Christian, the 10 Commandments weren't only a theological vital within the New global; additionally they provoked heated discussions round key concerns akin to nationwide id, inclusion, and pluralism. In a rustic as diversified and heterogeneous because the usa, the 10 Commandments provided universal flooring and held out the promise of order and balance, turning into the lodestar of yank identification. whereas archaeologists, theologians, and devotees internationally nonetheless ask yourself what turned of the capsules that Moses bought on Mount Sinai, Weissman Joselit bargains a stunning solution: they landed within the United States.