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Covenant: The History of a Biblical Idea
The familiar idea of a covenant between God & His people is central to much of the literature of the Old Testament. Thru analyses of the style, content & language of biblical & extra-biblical documents, Dr Hillers renders the complex idea of covenant comprehensible to the layman as he provides insights into such ideas as the love & knowledge of God--both of ...more
Paperback, 206 pages
Published May 1st 1969 by Johns Hopkins University Press (Baltimore, MD)
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I can't do better than quote from the back of the book: "Two major motifs run through the discussion: the influence of ancient treaty forms on the concept of covenant and the varying forms of covenant that underlie the history of the idea from (Genesis) to the time of the Essenes and early Christians. Through analyses of the style, content, and language of biblical and extra-biblical documents, Dr. Hillers renders the complex idea of covenant comprehensible to the layman. He provides valuable ...more
This book, for its short length, is quite thorough, concerning the idea of covenant and ancient cultures. Though the author writes from a very well researched and educated perspective, the reading is not necessarily difficult. This is a good addition to any Bible student's library.