By James B. Jordon
During this path-breaking examine, Biblical theologian James B. Jordan investigates the literary and theological constitution of the books in Leviticus and Deuteronomy. He indicates that the association of those books, faraway from being random, is in detail regarding the covenant God made with Israel at Mt. Sinai. The sacrifices and legislation of uncleanness in Leviticus, for example, shape a longer statement at the production and fall of guy, whereas the law-section of Deuteronomy is a statement at the Ten Commandments. A separate research of Leviticus 19 reveals that bankruptcy to include seventy legislation, rigorously prepared in a theological development. offered as define reviews, those essays are either a massive contribution to the continuing dialogue of the covenant, and in addition helpful biblical studies aids for any severe Bible scholar.
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Covenant Breakdown, 1:6-46 1. God initiated covenant, 1:6-8 2. New socio-political order, 1:9-18 3. Disobedience to stipulations, rejection of distributed grant, 1:19-33 4. Judgment: the people to be restructured, 1:34-40 5. Loss of inheritance, 1:41-46 B. Covenant Renewal, 2:1-4:40 1. God initiates all actions in 2:1-3:11 2. Historical prelude to the distribution of the land: Esau, 2:1-8 Moab, 2:9-13 (defeat of giant is condition for inheritance) Ammon, 2:14-23 Sihon, 2:24-37 O g , 3:1-11 ( g i a n t f i n a l l y d e f e a t e d ) 3.
In fairness you shall judge your fellow citizen. 16. 31. You shall not walk about slandering among . your people. You shall not stand against the blood of your neighbor. 32. I am the LORD. 1:7. 17. 33. 34. 35. 18. 36. 37. 38. You shall not hate your brother. With your heart, you shall most certainly rebuke your fellow citizen. And you shall not share guilt with him. You shall not seek revenge. And you shall not bear a grudge against the sons of your people. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself.
Section 1:1 (v. 3) has two laws, linking fear of parents with sabbath keeping. The fourth and fifth commandments are in view here. The sabbath affirms God’s sovereignty, and is here linked with the image of that sovereignty in the family. True personal integrity and uniqueness comes from submission to God and par-ents, not from rebellion. Human autonomy is the opposite of integrity. The fourth commandment says to sanctify the sabbath (keep it holy), while here they are told to guard it. The fifth commandment says to honor parents, while here they are told to fear them.