Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament by David G. Firth Paul D. Wegner Online

Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament
Title : Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament
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ISBN : 9780830839575
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 414

From the first verses of Genesis, the Spirit of God makes a dramatic appearance in the Bible. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarly work on the Spirit in the Old Testament. On examination, what we find are similarities but also some significant differences in emphasis from the New Testament. To unpack these emphases on creation, wisdom, prophecy, leadership, creativitFrom the first verses of Genesis, the Spirit of God makes a dramatic appearance in the Bible. Yet there is surprisingly little scholarly work on the Spirit in the Old Testament. On examination, what we find are similarities but also some significant differences in emphasis from the New Testament. To unpack these emphases on creation, wisdom, prophecy, leadership, creativity and more, the editors of this volume have brought to the task a host of first-rate Old Testament scholars. Together they present a comprehensive examination of the issues facing interpreters and exegetes on the identity and activity of the Spirit in the Hebrew Bible. This volume provides readers with an able guide to the interpretative background of ancient Near Eastern literature, the major themes and motifs, and particular texts and passages that contribute to an understanding of the Spirit in the Old Testament. Contributors include:Andrew AbernethyRichard E. AverbeckDaniel I. BlockRobert B. ChisholmRosalind ClarkeDaniel J. EstesJamie A. GrantRichard S. HessRobert L. HubbardTremper Longman IIIGeert W. LoreinHilary MarlowEugene MerrillErika MooreJohn OswaltRobin RoutledgeWillem VanGemerenJohn WaltonLindsay Wilson


Presence, Power and Promise: The Role of the Spirit of God in the Old Testament Reviews

  • Jacob O'connor

    Presence is a collection of essays about the role of God's Spirit in the Old Testament, or it may be more appropriate for me the lowercase "spirit".  That's part of the book's debate.  Most of the scholars argue that the Old Testament depictions of the spirit should not be correlated to the third person of the Trinity found in the New.