Covenant and Creation

A Theology of Old Testament Covenants

By W.J. Dumbrell

Covenant and Creation

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  • ISBN: 9781608992386
  • Pages: 218
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80
Web Price: $20.80

Covenant and Creation

A Theology of Old Testament Covenants

By W.J. Dumbrell

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781608992386
  • Pages: 218
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2009
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

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Covenant Theology. From Noah to David, successive covenants are seen in the Old Testament as expressions of divine purpose. The argument for and against the close relation of these "terms of agreement" between humankind and God have, for the past fifty years, been at the heart of biblical studies. Old Testament scholar W. J. Dumbrell reaffirms one facet of this study--the theory of covenant--in Covenant and Creation. Where many have since tried to refute or seriously modify this covenant model, Dumbrell finds it at the core of Reformed doctrine.

Covenant and Creation traces the background and content of each biblical covenant beginning with Noah and God after the flood, Abraham (the creation of Israel and its people), Mt. Sinai and Moses (the creation of the Law), and David (the creation of the monarchy). And what of the New Covenant? The effects of the Babylonian exile and the connecting themes in the books of Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and Isaiah are evaluated.

The epilogue delves into theological implications of the postexilic period in Israel's history, and further developments by the major exilic prophets. Readers will find this a summary most helpful in understanding New Covenant theology that emerged in the early Christian era.

Contributors-

W.J. Dumbrell

Bio(s)-

William J. Dumbrell received his Th.D. from Harvard University. He has published books and many essays on the Old Testament and biblical theology issues. He is currently teaching in the Master's course at the Presbyterian Theological Centre.

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