Including the stranger : foreigners in the former prophets / David G. Firth.Material type: TextSeries: New studies in biblical theology (InterVarsity Press): 50.Publisher: Downers Grove, Illinois : Apollos, IVP Academic, an imprint of InterVarsity Press, 2019Copyright date: ©2019Description: xiv, 218 pages ; 22 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781783595075; 1783595078; 0830829199; 9780830829194Subject(s): Bible. Former Prophets -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Strangers in the Bible | Identification (Religion) | Jews -- Identity | Identity (Psychology) -- Biblical teachingAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Including the strangerDDC classification: 222/.0830590691 LOC classification: BS1286.5 | .F57 2019
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Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Concerning foreigners and the Former Prophets -- The book of Joshua: the identity of the people of God -- The book of Judges: the people through whom Yahweh works -- The book of Samuel: foreigners as the means of assessing Israel -- The books of Kings: foreigners beyond the borders of Israel -- Foreigners and the people of God.
"The Old Testament, particularly the Former Prophets, has been regarded as having a negative attitude towards foreigners. In this NSBT volume, David Firth argues that the Former Prophets subvert the exclusivist approach in order to show that the people of God are not defined by ethnicity but rather by their willingness to commit themselves to the purposes of Yahweh"--