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An Old Testament theology, this text comprises four components: deliverance; community; knowledge of God; the abundant life. From these components the authors constructs a grid through which the entire message of the Old Testament can be read.
Hardcover, 418 pages
Published June 1st 1998 by D. & F. Scott Publishing
(first published August 1st 1994)
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Martens sets out to compose a theology of the Old Testament based on the key passage of Exodus 5:22-6:8, in which he finds four themes that describe “God’s Design”: 1) deliverance of his people, 2) formation of a godly community, 3) an ongoing relationship with his people, and 4) that his people enjoy the good life. These aspects are evaluated through the lenses of different time periods in the history of Israel, beginning with the Pre-Monarchy period, followed by the Monarchy period, the ...more