Biblical Theology of Life in the Old Testament

Volume editor
Albert J. Coetsee
Volume editor
Francois P. Viljoen

Synopsis

Life is a primary theme in Scripture, expressed in the rich diversity of the various books, corpora and genres of Scripture. Much has been published on what Scripture teaches about life and death. To date, however, no comprehensive biblical theology in which the concept of life is traced throughout the different books and corpora of the Old and New Testament has been published. It is this lacuna that this book aims to fill, assuming that such an approach can provide a valuable contribution to the theological discourse on life and related concepts.

The primary aim of this book is to give an indication of the different nuances of the concept of life in the various books and corpora of the Old and New Testament by providing the reader with a book-by-book overview of the concept of life in Scripture. The secondary aim is to give an indication of the overall use and function of the concept of life in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and Scripture as a whole. The latter is provided by using the findings of the book-by-book overview of the concept of life in Scripture to draw the lines together.

Chapters

  • Chapter 1
    A Biblical Theology of life: An introduction
    Albert J. Coetsee, Francois P. Viljoen
  • Chapter 2
    Life in the Pentateuch (1): Genesis 1-11: Life created and sustained
    Paul Krüger
  • Chapter 3
    Life in the Pentateuch (2): Genesis 12 – Numbers 36: Life to God’s chosen
    Paul Krüger
  • Chapter 4
    Life in the Pentateuch (3): The employment of the concept of life in Deuteronomy
    Albert J. Coetsee
  • Chapter 5
    Life in the Former Prophets: Joshua, Judges, Samuel, Kings
    David Firth
  • chapter 6
    Life in the Major Prophets: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel
    Chris van der Walt
  • Chapter 7
    Life in the Minor Prophets: Hosea – Malachi
    Fanie Snyman
  • Chapter 8
    Life in the Psalms
    Herrie van Rooy
  • Chapter 9
    Life in Job
    Lance Hawley
  • Chapter 10
    Life in Proverbs
    Robin G. Branch
  • Chapter 11
    Life in the Scrolls: Ruth, Song of Songs, Ecclesiastes, Lamentations, Esther
    Gideon R. Kotzé
  • Chapter 12
    Life in Daniel: A theology of life beyond its perceived end
    Hans van Deventer
  • Chapter 13
    Life in Ezra-Nehemiah and Chronicles
    Willem Boshoff

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Print ISSN
2706-6665