This study analyzes the different divine covenants of the Old Testament and argues that they are closely related. The successive covenants, from Noah to David, are seen to express the divine purpose for humanity from the creation onwards. William Dumbrell interacts extensively with attempts to explain the significance of concepts such as the gift of the land, victory, rest and the divine presence. This extraordinary book also throws light upon the Christian use of the Old Testament categories. This second, revised edition brings the subject right up to date.
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- Explores six divine covenants in the Bible in order to illustrate the divine purpose of humanity
- Draws on a wealth of scriptural reference and careful exegesis
- Dissects multiple concepts of significance such as victory, rest, and divine presence
- Demonstrates God’s grace in the biblical narrative through the lens of covenant
- The Covenant with Creation
- The Covenant with Abraham
- The Sinai and Mosaic Covenants
- The Davidic Covenant: The Covenant and Messiahship
- The New Covenant
- The Post-Exilic Developments
Praise for the Print Edition
W.J. Dumbrell’s work is an important contribution to the study of the covenants. His development of the biblical theology of the covenants has far-reaching implications for enlarging our understanding of God’s revelation in the Bible. He does not glean a few random proof texts to support his conclusions. Rather, he works through the warp and woof of the covenants to show God’s design—specifically, paradise restored. Pastors and serious Bible students will find that Dumbrell’s up-to-date scholarship provides a valuable resource for all who ‘. . . are looking for a new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells’ (2 Peter 3:13)
—Christopher K. Lensch, WRS Journal
About William J. Dumbrell
William J. Dumbrell (ThD, Harvard University) was for many years vice-principal and Old Testament lecturer at Moore Theological College, Sydney. He also lectured at Regent College in Vancouver, and Trinity Theological College in Singapore. He is the author of many books that follow significant biblical themes from Genesis to Revelation, such as “Covenant and Creation,” “The End of the Beginning,” “The Search for Order,” “The New Covenant,” and “The Faith of Israel.” He has also written commentaries on Galatians, Romans, and the Gospel of John in the New Covenant Commentary Series. He still teaches at several Sydney colleges and at Macquarie University, Sydney.