The Old Testament law is foundational for our understanding of the Bible, but for many it remains some of the Old Testament's most foreign and exotic material. This book by a leading evangelical expert in biblical law helps readers understand Old Testament law, how it functioned in the Old Testament, and how it is (and is not) instructive for contemporary Christians. The author explicates the often confusing legal system of ancient Israel, differentiates between time-bound cultural aspects of Israelite law and universally applicable aspects of the divine value system, and shows the ethical relevance of Old Testament law for Christians today.
Author: Roy E. Gane Publisher: Baker Academic Published: 08/22/2017 Pages: 464 Binding Type: Paperback Weight: 1.45lbs Size: 8.90h x 5.90w x 1.10d ISBN: 9780801049040
About the Author Roy E. Gane (PhD, University of California, Berkeley) is professor of Hebrew Bible and ancient Near Eastern languages at Seventh-Day Adventist Theological Seminary, Andrews University, in Berrien Springs, Michigan. He is the author of several books, including a commentary on Leviticus and Numbers.