By Joel S. Kaminsky
The subject of the election of Israel is among the so much arguable and hard topics within the whole Bible. smooth readers ask yourself why God would like one particular humans and why Israel specifically used to be selected. probably the most vital and theologically incisive voices in this subject has been that of Jon D. Levenson. His cautious, wide-ranging scholarship at the Hebrew Bible and its theological reuse in later Judaic and Christian assets has stimulated a new release of Jewish and Christian thinkers.
This targeted quantity seeks to carry to a large viewers the continuing wealthy theological discussion at the election of Israel. Writing from a number of disciplines and views, the authors—Jews, Catholics, and Protestants—contribute thought-provoking essays spanning fields together with the Hebrew Bible, apocryphal and pseudepigraphic literature, New testomony, rabbinics, the background of Christian exegesis, and smooth theology. The ensuing booklet not just engages the lifelong paintings of Jon D. Levenson but additionally sheds new mild on a subject of serious import to Judaism and Christianity and to the continued discussion among those religion traditions.