This study reflects upon the narrative manner in which the covenants are presented in the Old Testament. The covenants are portrayed with considerable narrative and architectonic art. Through a study of the relevant covenant narratives, one is enabled to see better the significance of God’s covenant-making procedure in the different covenants.
Deuteronomy 6-Deuteronomy 8 occupy an important place within the book of Deuteronomy and in the Jewish and Christian tradition. This essay seeks to understand the context of these chapters. It first surveys its history of interpretation and offers an evaluation. The thesis and proposal of the article is that the Decalogue (Deuteronomy 5:6-21) and the covenant ratification ceremony at Sinai (Exodus 24) offer a plausible context.
The story of the Bible can be seen as the story of heaven above coming down to earth, God coming down to humanity, to lift it up. Ortlund explores in Chapter 2 how heaven appears in the Old Testament in three different ways: indirectly as part of the Old Testament narrative; through developed narratives involving heaven directly (e.g.