The importance of the Bible for spiritual formation cannot be overstated. It is in the pages of Scripture that we come to know God through Jesus Christ. At times the world of the Bible can seem strange and distant, and the number of subjects mentioned is virtually countless.
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“the last six focus on instructions concerning human relationships” (Page 1035)
“narrative as doing what is ‘right [or good] in the Lord’s sight’” (Page 988)
“the first four address the individual’s relationship to God” (Page 1035)
“Priests, with their special garments, were to be consecrated for their role in representing the people before God (Exod. 28:3; 29:21).” (Page 349)
“between body and soul (bipartite anthropology) or between body, soul, and spirit (tripartite).” (Page 1564)
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Tremper Longman III (PhD, Yale University) is the Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. Before coming to Westmont, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia for 18 years. He has authored or coauthored numerous books, including An Introduction to the Old Testament, How to Read Proverbs, and commentaries on Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Jeremiah and Lamentations, and Daniel.
William Franklin Stanley III