God's covenant with Israel has been a central theme in understanding the Old Testament from ancient times, but in the last hundred years it has been a particularly prominent issue in critical biblical study. In this book Professor Nicholson argues that, while in some important respects the position today regarding the covenant is much the same as it was for leading scholars a century ago, in other ways the intervening debate has made it possible to see far more clearly just how crucial the covenant idea was in the development of what is distinctive in the faith of Israel.
' one of the most important recent monographs dealing with a theological concept... This is a fine study'
'Professor Nicholson's work is an excellent survey of the whole debate'
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'One of the greatest needs of OT students has been for a book which conveniently surveys the study of 'covenant' in the OT, and puts the results into students' hands in a com rehensible form. This is such a book.'
' both specialists and general readers will find it helpful'
'The importance of Ernest W. Nicholson's God and His People in recent biblical scholarship can hardly be over-emphasized.'
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' its conclusions are presented clearly; both specialists and general readers will find it helpful'
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|Covenant In A Century Of Study Since Vellhausen||p. 1|
|A Time of Controversy (1878-1918)||p. 3|
|The Controversy Ended||p. 28|
|Treaty and Covenant||p. 56|
|The Origin Of The Covenant Between God And Israel||p. 119|
|'they Saw God and Ate and Drank'-- a Covenant Meal at Sinai? (exodus 24: 1-2, 9-11)||p. 121|
|Apostasy and Renewal of the Covenant at Sinai||p. 134|
|A Covenant at Shechem||p. 151|
|The Covenant Ritual at Sinai||p. 164|
|Covenant Texts in Hosea (hosea 6: 7, 8: 1)||p. 179|
|God And His People||p. 189|
|The Covenant and the Distinctiveness of Israel Faith||p. 191|
|Author Index||p. 233|
|Index of Scripture References||p. 236|
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Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 29th September 1988
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.34