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What does the Old Testament say about God?

by Claus Westermann

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Published by John Knox Press in Atlanta .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Jesus Christ -- Person and offices,
  • Bible. N.T. -- Relation to the Old Testament,
  • God -- Biblical teaching

  • Edition Notes

    StatementBy Claus Westermann ; edited by Friedemann W. Golka.
    ContributionsGolka, Friedemann W.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBS1192.6 .W47
    The Physical Object
    Pagination107 p. ;
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4741217M
    ISBN 100804201900
    LC Control Number78052448

      The lessons of the Old Testament may be alive, though Hawk is ambivalent about them, but as for the people of the Old Testament, God (or at least Hawk) has left them (us) behind. In a book about violence, the implicit violence of relegating Israel (my people) to the past is nowhere acknowledged, let alone confronted. Only God could say the "daughter of my people." The generation of Jews living in Jeremiah's day were the "daughter" or descendants of God's people, Israel who came out of Egypt. And God cried. q THE WORLD (). Some write off the history of Job as Old Testament folklore. Whoever heard of God talking to a man! These are hand-me.

    Satan in the Old Testament. Satan in the Old Testament; The Book of Job; Men and Angels; What about the Serpent? Although English Bibles continue to capitalize the word satan in passages like Job 1 and 2, those passage do not have a specific individual in mind. That is, satan in these passages should not be understood as a proper personal name. The reason this is the case is a rule of Hebrew. The Book of Jonah does not mention Leviathan. In any case, scholars familiar with the biblical references to Leviathan and with similar Near Eastern creation myths, say that Leviathan was a.

      What does the Old Testament say about Christians getting tattoos? A tattoo is a permanent marking made by inserting ink into the layers of skin to change the pigment for decorative or other reasons. Tattooing is a tradition among indigenous peoples around the world. The symbolism and impact of tattoos varies in different places and cultures. Jews say that the Shema (pronounced "Shmah"), "Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord" 1 contradicts the Christian doctrine that Jesus is God. In addition the Shema, there are a number of other Old and New Testament verses that proclaim that God is one (see God is One).However, the triunity of God is taught throughout the Old Testament, even in the Shema!


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What does the Old Testament say about God? by Claus Westermann Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Bible is a story of God’s relationship with mankind, and most books put God front and center. For example: The prophets are God’s mouthpieces: the last 17 books of the Old Testament are mostly words straight from God.; The Gospels focus on Jesus’ life and ministry. Jesus, the God-man, is the main character in all four books.

There were a few good things I drew out of it, but mostly it was information about the development of thought and worship in the context of the Old Testament, yet somehow managing to say precious little about the actual history and development of Judaism, and the personally practical and spiritual implications of understanding the Old Testament/5.

What Does the Old Testament Say About God. Introduction’ What does the Old Testament say about God. The answer to this question has to be given from the Old Testament in its entirety.

It is the task of a theology of the Old Testament to describe and view together what the Old Testament as a. The Old Testament most definitely prophesies the coming of Jesus as the Messiah. Recommended Resource: God the Son Incarnate: The Doctrine of Christ by Stephen Wellum More insights from your Bible study - Get Started with Logos Bible Software for Free.

Here you can find quick, 3-minute guides to every book of the Old Testament. They’re listed in the order they show up in Protestant Bibles. Just click any book’s name, and get a high-level idea of what it’s about.

But don’t ever stop at these guides. You’ll miss the. The book of Malachi is a fitting ending, because Malachi’s name which means “my messenger” is the last prophet of the Old Testament who prepares for the coming of Jesus (). The thirty nine books of the Old Testament are about God’s Covenant rel.

This statement is clearly indicating that you did not consider studying the Bible before making such a statement and it seems most people answering didn’t either (with all the respect). The bible is composed of the Old and the New Testament.

And t. 6. The Spirit of God in the Old Testament. Similar to the personification of wisdom in the Old Testament, many things said about the Spirit “going forth” or “being with” seem to indicate agency.

It seems throughout the Old Testament that the Spirit is the self-conscious immanence of God, as well as the revelation of God. The Old Testament hints at the plurality of God, and the New Testament clarifies this plurality with the doctrine of the Trinity.

Obviously, there is no way we can fully understand how this works, but God has given us enough information to know that He does exist in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Get this from a library. What does the Old Testament say about God?.

[Claus Westermann; Friedemann W Golka] -- Written in a popular, conversational style, this book shows what the prophetic imagination is and why it can transform the present in powerful and unexpected ways.

There is no opposition between Jesus and the God of the Old Testament. For Jesus knew about these passages you cite. The God he called his Heavenly Father, whose Kingdom he proclaimed, was precisely this same God of the Old Testament.

Jesus saw no conflict between the God of the Old Testament and the God he loved and served. Book of Exodus; Exodus (the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses; God gave them the Ten Commandments and the rest of Mosaic law on Mount Sinai during the Exodus).

Book of Leviticus; Leviticus (the third book of the Old Testament; contains Levitical law and ritual precedents). Book of Numbers; Numbers (the fourth book of. In his book The God Delusion, atheist Richard Dawkins writes a scathing rendition of God as he sees Him in the Old Testament.

Dawkins says: “The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a. So, by carelessly altering Jesus' words, the Book of Mormon actually creates a false situation where Jesus does accuse the Old Testament of containing the command to hate your enemy.

The fault here, however, is not with Jesus or the Old Testament. The fault is with the Book of Mormon and its author.

American King James Version ×, referring to the Old Testament, Paul says that the Jewish people “have been entrusted with the very words of God” (NIV).

• Referring to various incidents recorded in the Old Testament, he tells us in 1 Corinthians 1 Corinthians Now all these things happened to them for ensamples: and they are.

According to the New Testament, the key identity of Jesus Christ is that He is the Son of God. This is seen in the importance of the need to understand, confess, and believe this about Jesus in the following verses: Matt 13 Now when Jesus came into the district of. The Old Testament on Slavery People might be surprised to learn that the Bible does not condone slavery at all, even in the Old Testament as many falsely claim.

Even in the first laws that God gave, God abhorred the capturing of people to make them slaves. For God to say, “I feel sorrow that I made Saul king” is not the same thing as saying, “I would not make him king if I had to do it over.” Oh yes, he would.

God is able to feel sorrow for an act in view of foreknown evil — foreknown pain and sorrow and misery —. That was as true in the Old Testament as much as it is in the New Testament. The problem that such a view perpetuates is that somehow the Old Testament was God's quasi-rough draft.

He wrote it before He had His coffee and was grumpy and mean, and then He went to counseling and came back as nice-guy Jesus to make up for how awful He was in the past. This New Testament teaching is quite consistent, though, with the Old Testament.

First, the OT contains many references to God’s wrath. He is often said to be angry at wickedness (see, for example, DeuteronomyPsalmand Psalm ). [John F. Walvoord, President and Professor of Systematic Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary] The masterful chapter on “The Kingdom Concept in the Old Testament” by J.

Dwight Pentecost in his work, Things to Come,1 sets forth in a comprehensive way the doctrine of the kingdom of God in the Old Testament. Unfortunately, in spite of the comprehensive presentation in this chapter, as well.Where does the Old Testament prophesy the coming of Christ?

Many Old Testament scriptures refer to the coming Messiah and have been specifically fulfilled in Jesus. The exact number varies based on how one determines what constitutes a reference, with some scholars counting more than A few of the more obvious predictions are shared here.So, God can speak to people, even audibly, if He desires.

But does God still speak to us today? Yes, He does so in a variety of ways. First, God has revealed Himself through the created world: "The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.

Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge.