Covenant and Grace in the Old Testament

Assyrian Propaganda and Israelite Faith

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This book examines the Old Testament language about Israel's relationship with God in the light of Assyrian royal propaganda. Unpacking this language's meaning in both Assyrian and biblical contexts, it shows Israel borrowed language from Assyrian vassal treaties to describe its covenant with God, and this book reveals what "covenant" meant, and that it is not "covenant" at all, but "grace. Les mer
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This book examines the Old Testament language about Israel's relationship with God in the light of Assyrian royal propaganda. Unpacking this language's meaning in both Assyrian and biblical contexts, it shows Israel borrowed language from Assyrian vassal treaties to describe its covenant with God, and this book reveals what "covenant" meant, and that it is not "covenant" at all, but "grace." The broader theological implications of this discovery are explored in dialogue with contemporary theologians. The book takes seriously the study of text in its ancient context in order to highlight the theological content and its modern relevance.

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Currently a Catholic Priest in the west of England, Robert Miller has been a long-time student of Maritime Social History and member of the Society for Nauthical Research and the International Maritime Economic History Association. He has worked for both the Missions to Seaman and the Apostleship of the Sea. He is the author of Priest in Deep Water (2010).