There are only three explicit Old Testament references to the doctrine of the image of God in man: Genesis 1:26, Genesis 5:2, and Genesis 9:6. However, the importance of the doctrine is out of all proportion to the limited treatment it receives in the Old Testament. That man is a [creature]] implies limitations upon the range and degree of his similarities to God.
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.
Robertson is convinced that a reexamination of the so-called curse of Ham as found in Genesis 9:20-27 is needed. Too often there is a readiness to interpret this passage in a manner that denigrates the black man and displays racist prejudice. The article examines three important questions. "What was the sin of Ham?," "Why was Ham's son rather than Ham himself cursed?," and "Is this passage to be interpreted in a politico-ethnic context or in a redemptive-historical context?"