By Richard M. Davidson
"Flame of Yahweh" deals a radical exploration of gender relationships and sexual intercourse within the previous testomony. themes contain sexuality in Eden, the elevation vs. the denigration of ladies, exclusivity vs. adultery and premarital intercourse, permanence vs. divorce and remarriage, intimacy vs. incest, and sexuality within the "Song of Songs". Written from a theologically conservative viewpoint, Richard Davidson offers a meticulously researched paintings which makes vast use of alternative old close to jap files on matters starting from homosexuality to gender kin. even as, the writer bargains transparent factors of phrases and ancient context that make the paintings obtainable to the reader.
Read Online or Download Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament PDF
Best old testament books
Designed for college kids venture their first systematic research of the Hebrew Bible, this article has objectives: to acquaint readers with the content material and significant subject matters of the biblical files, and to introduce them to matters in biblical scholarship. Pedagogically wealthy and reader-friendly, this article was once designed for traditional introductory classes utilizing historical-critical technique, and also will be worthy in classes learning the Bible as literature, or as a reference textual content within the examine of historic faith.
Wilf Hildebrandt conscientiously explores the that means of Â“the SpiritÂ” within the outdated testomony. He examines the position of GodÂ’s Spirit in construction, within the institution and renovation of GodÂ’s humans, in prophecy, and in IsraelÂ’s management. He unveils the relevant function that the Spirit performs in creatively bringing concerning the directives of God.
This distinctive reception background of the Epistle of James is a famous addition to the Blackwell Bible Commentaries sequence. Written through a superb New testomony professional, it chronicles the main theological, political, and aesthetic responses to the textual content over the centuries, and to James as a ancient determine.
Zechariah 1-8 is a deeply intertextual paintings which takes up previously disparate streams of culture - in particular quite a few parts of what it calls ‘the former prophets' - and creatively combines those traditions, in utilising them to a post-exilic context. This truth signifies that Zechariah 1-8 is located in a twin context - the literary context of ‘the former prophets', and the old context of the early post-exilic interval.
- Guide to Old Testament Theology and Exegesis, A
- Show Them No Mercy: 4 Views on God and Canaanite Genocide
- The Mystery of the Ten Lost Tribes: A Critical Survey of Historical and Archaeological Records relating to the People of Israel in Exile in Syria, Mesopotamia and Persia up to ca. 300 BCE
- Interpreting Habakkuk as Scripture: An Application of the Canonical Approach of Brevard S. Childs
Additional resources for Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament
66 Created from Adam's "rib," Eve was formed to stand by his side as an equal. "67 This interpretation appears to be further confirmed by the man's poetic exclamation when he sees the woman for the first time (v. " The phrase "bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh" indicates that the person described is as close as one's own body. "68 Much regarding the theology of sexuality can be deduced from this expression, as will become apparent below, but the expression certainly does not lead to the notion of woman's subordination or submission to man.
It is further pointed out that in Gen 3 the judgments upon Adam and Eve confirm this pattern: Adam's "judgment" involved his work, whereas Eve's involved relationships. This is seen to imply that the man tends to have a physical and internal makeup to protect and provide through his practical, diligent work whereas the woman tends to have a physical and internal makeup to shape, soften, refine, and nurture relationships (Allender and Longman, Intimate Allies, 1 5 0 ) . These and other differences between males and females (beyond obvious biological functions) are also seen to be supported by recent anthropological research (see esp.
80 In short, none of the arguments advanced from Gen 2 to support a hierarchi cal relationship between the sexes can stand the test of close scrutiny. In light of the foregoing discussion, I concur with a host of other commentators and schol arly studies-both liberal-critical and evangelical-in their conclusion that Gen 2, like Gen 1 , contains no statement of dominance, subordination, or leadership/ submission in the relationship of the sexes. 81 The man and the woman before the fall are presented as fully equal in rank, with no hint of an ontological or functional hierarchy, no leadership/submission relationship between husband and wife.
Flame of Yahweh: Sexuality in the Old Testament by Richard M. Davidson