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By Mark J. Boda

The biblical-theological strategy Boda takes during this paintings is canonical-thematic, tracing the presentation of the theology of sin and its treatment within the canonical shape and form of the previous testomony. The hermeneutical foundations for this company were laid through others in prior a long time, in particular by way of Brevard Childs in his groundbreaking paintings. yet A critical Mercy additionally displays contemporary ways to integrating biblical realizing with different methodologies as well as Childs's. therefore, it enters the creative area of the traditional canon of the outdated testomony with the intention to spotlight the "word perspectives" and "literary shapes" of the "texts taken separately and as a complete collection." For the literary form of the person texts, it locations the "word perspectives" of the dominant expressions and photographs, in addition to quite a few passages, within the higher context of the biblical books within which they're discovered. For the literary form of the texts as a set, it identifies key subthemes and lines their improvement in the course of the outdated testomony canon. The breadth of Boda's examine is either tough and brave, leading to the 1st complete exam of the subject within the twenty first century.

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11 and the Sethite genealogy in chap. 5. 20. Thus, Milgrom (1990a: 397) goes too far when he writes, “Wherever repentance occurs in the early narratives, it is a human virtue. God does not call upon man to repent or upon his prophet to rouse him to repentance” (cf. Exod 32:11–13, 31–34; 34:9; Num 12:11– 13; 14:13–19; Deut 9:16–29); “other intercessors turn to God for pardon but do not urge man to repent” (cf. Gen 18:23–33; 1 Sam 7:5–9, 12:25; 1 Kgs 17:17–23; 2 Kgs 4:33, 6:15–20; Job 42:7–9). Genesis 4 is certainly one of the exceptions to this rule.

For the importance of this genealogical technique, see my introduction to the genealogies in 1 Chronicles 1–9 in Boda (forthcoming a). book Page 21 Thursday, August 20, 2009 10:52 AM Genesis 21 who injure him (4:19–24), and from the line of Seth there are Enoch, who “walked (˚lh Hithpael) with God” (5:22, 24), and Lamech, who named Noah with the hope that he would provide comfort from Yahweh’s curse on the ground (5:29). These descriptions highlight a stark contrast between these two lines. A second contrast is seen in the size of the two lists.

86–96). The remainder of the book (Exodus 19–40) is focused on Israel’s experience at Sinai as they make covenant with 1. For the literary integrity of Exodus, see Sarna (1992: 2:690); see M. Smith (1996: 31) for 1:1–7 and 40:36–38 as prologue and epilogue of Exodus. ” There has been much discussion on the overall structure of Exodus (see esp. M. Smith 1996: 29–31; Propp 1999: 37–38). Many see Exod 15:21 as the key turning point in the book and some include all of Exod 15:1–20 in this transition; cf.

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