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By Wilf Hildebrandt

ISBN-10: 1565630513

ISBN-13: 9781565630512

Wilf Hildebrandt conscientiously explores the that means of “the Spirit” within the outdated testomony. He examines the position of God’s Spirit in production, within the institution and protection of God’s humans, in prophecy, and in Israel’s management. He unveils the principal function that the Spirit performs in creatively bringing concerning the directives of God. during the Spirit, God brings order out of chaos, ushers the invisible into truth, makes a separation among the sacred and the profane, allows particular humans to fulfill specific wishes, and supersedes typical legislation. This paintings sheds mild at the Spirit of God in either the previous testomony and the hot testomony.

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Marks; 1st ed. 1961; rev. ed. Philadelphia: Westminster, 1972) 49; Westermann, Genesis 1-11, 97. cf. Waltke, "Literary Genre," 3-4. " The fundamental exegetical issue is whether all three of these clauses describe the same situation of chaos or whether the third clause stands in contrast to the first two. Chaos and Order The situation of the earth in the beginning is referred to as tohu wabohu. The connotation of tohu as a desert waste is implicit in a number of OT passages (Deut 32:10; Job 6:18; 12:24), and in others it threatens total devastation (Isa 24:10; 34:11; 40:23; Jer 4:23).

When Moses tried to help the Israelites out of bondage, their ruah was discouraged or in anguish (Exod 6:9). At times, the ruah of the people could be moved to generosity and cooperation (35:21). The ruah of Caleb is said to have been different from that of the others in that he responded in a spirit of faith and courage (Num 14:24; cf. 12:30). In a negative sense, the ruah may be moved to jealousy (5:14,30), or in the case of Sihon, king of Heshbon, the spirit and heart may become hardened and obstinate (Deut 2:30).

In this cycle, the abilities exhibited by a judge are often attributed to the coming of the ruah that makes the judge "charismatic" and gives the judge power to mediate Yahweh's deliverance. 0 oe e 24 AN OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD Not all the judges are said to receive the ruah, but we are dealing with selective history. Othniel is the first judge to have the "Spirit of Yahweh" come on him (Judg 3:10). Gideon (6:34), Jepthah (11:29), and Samson (13:25; 14:6, 19; 15:14, 19) are the others who explicitly receive the ruah that gives them extraordi­ nary powers for their tasks.

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