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Bibil Identifier bibil:242334
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Representing Zion
Title (English, ) Judgement and Salvation in the Old Testament
Author Poulsen, Frederik
Series Copenhagen International Seminar
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 30958
Place 221.08
Publishing house Routledge
Place London / New York
ISBN 978-1-84465-811-4
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages vii Pages
215 Pages
height in cm 24
Genre Original
Abstract The prophetic books of the Old Testament offer a fascinating collection of oracles, poetic images, and theological ideas. Among the most prominent themes are those of judgment and salvation, especially concerning the fate of Zion. This place, where the people of God dwell, is alternately presented as either the object of divine wrath or the image of a salvific ideal.
Representing Zion provides a thorough and critical study of the images of Zion in the entire prophetic literature of the Old Testament. The book challenges traditional interpretations of Zion and offers a fresh exploration of the literary and theological nature of the biblical writings. Zion has largely been treated by scholars as an image of the inviolable city consistently and unambiguously used by Old Testament authors. Representing Zion reveals the Zion motif to be contested, complex and profoundly theological―a reflection of the ambiguous role of YHWH as judge and saviour.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Zion
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