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Bibil Identifier bibil:202478
Publication Type Journal article
Title (German, Long) Gottes Zorn - eine unbeliebte Gottesaussage des Alten Testaments
Author Jeremias, Jörg
Journal Theologische Beiträge (Volume: 40, Issue: 5)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language German
Pages 311-324 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The biblical idea of God's wrath seems strange and embarrassing to most Christians. For the Old Testament people of God it was a vital means in its struggle to cope with and to overcome the catastrophe of the destruction of Jerusalem and the temple and the ensuing exile. Using the term "the wrath of God" the prophets taught the people of God to grasp the severeness of their guilt, which had led to the catastrophe, while at the same time plumbing the boundaries how far the wrath of God as a reaction to guilt could go. In this way the wrath of God became part of the most important creed in the OT (Ex 34:6f. par.).
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Wrath of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : History of Canaan-Israel : Periods : Divided Monarchy (933-587) : End of Judah (687-587) : Zedekiah : Fall of Jerusalem
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