Sacred Writings

Congress Volume Edinburgh 1974 by John Emerton

By John Emerton

The 8th Congress of the foreign association for the examine of the outdated testomony used to be held from 18 to 23 August 1974 less than the Presidency of the Rev. G. W. Anderson, D.D., Theol. D., F.B.A., Professor of Hebrew and previous testomony stories on the college of Edinburgh.

The current quantity comprises all of the papers that have been learn by means of invitation other than Professor E. G. Clarke's on 'Jacob's dream at Bethel as interpreted within the Targums and the recent Testament', which, it had already been prepared, was once to seem in experiences in faith, IV.4 (1974-5).

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God himself will then appoint his own way of salvation and will raise up his own chosen agents of deliverance. We can cite a further area of Old Testament literature in support of the view that, in the aftermath of the exile, a deep and widespread concern grew up among those circles which looked for the restoration of Israel, to assert the necessity of repentance as the key to Israel's future. This lies in the editing of the prophetic literature generally, and especially in the books of Jeremiah and Ezekiel.

H. \'(/. WOLFF, "Das Kerygma des deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerks", Ges. Stud. T. 22), 1973 2 , pp. 315ff. 6 So especially Ezek. xviii 1ff. 4 5 24 R. E. eLEMENTS original Deuteronomic History: "But Yahweh had not said that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven" (2 Kings xiv 27). This verse has been the subject of an interesting study by F. CRUSEMANN which has relevance for our conclusions. 7 To what does this comment refer? Where might it have been thought that Yahweh had said that he would blot out the name of Israel from under heaven?

There is no blood and death. There is only the weariness of the central figure. The narration concludes in vs. 13 with a report of the battle's outcome. The subject of the verb in this verse in Joshua. "Joshua mowed down Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword". But Joshua's position in this element does not elevate him in importance over Moses. To the contrary, his job is simple, a mopping-up action dependent on Moses' stamina and faithfulness at his post (cf. 1 Sam. xiv 6-15). It would seem to be clear, then, that structure in this unit puts central weight on Moses, with his faithfulness and stamina the source of a major victory over an enemy.

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