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Roland Meynet has a unique textual interpretation method used for Old Testament texts. In Called to Freedom, Meynet teaches readers this unique biblical rhetoric, guiding readers through a new, original study on the ancient Semitic world. By demonstrating that freedom is the driving force behind all of Israel’s religious experience and history, Meynet helps readers to a new understanding of the books of Mosaic Law, the experience of Israel in Exodus, and even the interpretation of the psalms as hymns of freedom. This work makes an important contribution to the field of biblical studies, covering a topic especially relevant for modern society.

In the Logos edition, all Scripture passages in Called to Freedom are tagged, appear on mouseover, and link to your favorite Bible translation in your library. With Logos’ advanced features, you can perform powerful searches by topic or Scripture reference—finding, for example, every mention of “slavery” or “faithfulness.”

Key Features

  • Demonstrates a new, unique interpretive method for the Hebrew Bible
  • Examines the Decalogues in Exodus and Deuteronomy
  • Studies the seven psalms which celebrate the crossing of the sea
  • Analyzes the text’s composition in detail


  • The Gift of Freedom
    • The Crossing of the Sea
    • The Song of the Sea
  • The Law of Freedom
    • The Decalogue in Exodus
    • The Decalogue in Deuteronomy
    • Why are there Two Decalogues?
  • Hymns to Freedom
    • Who is like Yhwh our God?
    • What Happens to You, Sea, that You Fled?
    • Israel, Trust in Yhwh!
    • I Believe!
    • Praise the Lord, All You Peoples!
    • The Lord’s Right Hand is Exalted!
    • Yes, Forever His Faithfulness!

Praise for the Print Edition

With its primary focus upon freedom within the context of Israelite history, Professor Meynet’s Called to Freedom is a work of seminal and impressive biblical scholarship that will be of special interest to theologians and non-specialist readers alike.

Midwest Book Review

Product Details

  • Title: Called to Freedom
  • Author: Roland Meynet
  • Translator: Patricia Kelly
  • Publisher: Convivium Press
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 296

About Roland Meynet

Roland Meynet, a French Jesuit, is presently a professor of biblical theology at the Papal Gregorian University in Rome, and was the former director of its Department of Biblical Theology. He is a founding member and currently the secretary of the International Society for the Studies of Biblical and Semitic Rhetoric in Rome, and is one of the most important and renowned promoters of the rhetorical method as it applies to biblical and Semitic texts. His numerous books and academic articles have contributed significantly to contemporary biblical studies. In 2006, he was awarded the Grand prix de philosophie de l’Académie Française.

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