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The Ark of Yahweh in Redemptive History: A Revelatory Instrument of Divine Attributes Deuk-Il Shin

The Ark of Yahweh in Redemptive History: A Revelatory Instrument of Divine Attributes

Deuk-Il Shin

Published November 29th 2012
ISBN : 9781610973298
Paperback
202 pages
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Synopsis: The Ark of Yahweh in Redemptive History is an exegetical and theological study of the Ark of Yahweh throughout the Old Testament. The ark, which appears as the centerpiece of Israelite existence in Old Testament times, is widely understoodMoreSynopsis: The Ark of Yahweh in Redemptive History is an exegetical and theological study of the Ark of Yahweh throughout the Old Testament. The ark, which appears as the centerpiece of Israelite existence in Old Testament times, is widely understood as the unique symbol of Gods special presence. Yet, this monograph is to underline that the ark functioned as a revelatory tool of Divine attributes, although many proposals on the function of the ark in the Old Testament have been presented: fetish-chest, bearer of Gods image, a miniature temple, Gods throne, footstool, a simple receptacle, a war-palladium, and spatial center of amphictyony. In particular, The Ark of Yahweh in Redemptive History shows that Yahweh led his people to faith using the sacred object in history and that the ark was, in the long run, a disposable object for the people of older covenant in the process of redemptive history. Endorsements: This impressive work concerning the Ark of the Covenant is to be warmly welcomed. While the author interacts with numerous scholarly articles and monographs, and critically appraises the various ideas concerning the Arks meaning and function, Dr Shin draws his own conclusions based on the presupposition that the Bible is Gods authoritative word. -Philip H Eveson Principal Emeritus and Lecturer in Old Testament Exegesis and Theology London Theological Seminary Author Biography: Deuk-il Shin is Professor of Old Testament at Kosin University in Korea. He is the author of Canonics of the Old Testament (2011).