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By Bernhard W. Anderson

During this masterwork, certainly one of America's best biblical students takes a clean examine the theology of the outdated testomony. Anderson cuts his personal course and offers us with inventive new insights on all of the significant sections of the outdated testomony. He illuminates the nuances of a number of the covenants and theological shifts in a hugely readable variety. His dialog companions comprise the formative participants from either the Christian neighborhood (Eichrodt, von Rad, Childs) and the Jewish neighborhood (Heschel, Herberg, Levenson) whereas interacting with the latest advancements within the box, particularly Walter Brueggemann's Theology of the outdated testomony.

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E ill tbe World 11. , the subsequent discussion of God's "condL"SCension" or "accommodalion," chap- ter 8. s Pre>s. 1998)_ B . 4 Co; in ~ , The Characterization of Yah"'eh 7. THE CHARACTERIZATION OF YAHWEH Wt' have Sl't'tl that Ihe Cod revealed to Israel is not an indfable, inscnJlab le, unknowable "Ir" but a "\o"ho: as expressed narrativdy in many ways. for example, "God who brought Israel of Egypl,~ "God who created heaven and eanh: God, the Holy One, chooses to have iden tify. no""o. 'Ople so that they may address God in prayer, though in doing so God takes the risk thal Ihe name will be used in vam.

God's faithfulness is firm , not fickl e; it is steadFast, not capricious. This tenn comes close to the meaning of the New Testamen t term ,h",l's, \'Tace" later we shall see how this important theological term is nuanced 15. ;~, 1985 ). - Word -Hcsrd" i~ t1>. Hr)""" Bibk, JSOTSup 157 (Shd~~ld, )SOT Pres~, (993 ). " To be sure, Yahweh ~forgives iniquity and sin," but Israel's betrayal of the relationship evokes divine judgment. thoug h-as we have seen above--on a limited , terminating basis. ,'eh's anger is ho ly anger, but it is brief; it does not cancel ou t Yah,veh's "loyal1ove;" which continues unbroken through generations withou t number.

In these texts, devotees regard Yahweh as superior to other gods. opotamia and Egypt, re presenrs the extravagance of adoration . In the Hymn to the Moon God. for instance, the wor. ff4Indeed. some. times the same worshiper could ascribe incomparability to different gods, perhaps like a suitor who says the same sweet things to different objects of affection. This only gocs to show that ancient Israelite poetS were influenced by the poetic con ventions of surrounding religions in ascribing praise to Yahweh.

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