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Ichabod Toward Home: The Journey of God’s Glory
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Ichabod Toward Home: The Journey of God’s Glory


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In this volume, one of today’s most respected biblical scholars explores the nature of God’s glory, using the engaging story of the ark of the covenant to illuminate the meaning of God’s presence—not only for the ancient Israelites but for the whole world.

Offering a unique entry into Old Testament theology, Walter Brueggemann examines 1 Samuel 4–6, the biblical text in which the ark of God is captured by the Philistines, seen to be a dangerous threat, and finally returned to Israel. In looking anew at what this story reveals about God’s glory, Brueggemann builds a powerful new theology of God’s sovereignty.

Additionally, Brueggemann demonstrates that this ancient story of the ark has profound relevance today. The three-day story of the ark’s capture, detention, and return is transposed, first, into the three-day Christian story of Easter and, second, into the three days of the modern consumer weekend. In a provocative contemporary application of Old Testament theology, Brueggemann shows that the Ark narrative, in its rendering of God’s glory, strongly contradicts the dominant narrative of our own culture, with its strident emphasis on self-indulgence, narcissism, and self-sufficiency.

In the Logos edition, this volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

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Key Features

  • Explores the meaning of God’s presence
  • Contemporary application of the story of the ark’s capture and return
  • Unique entry into Old Testament theology

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About Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann through his teaching, lecturing, and writing, has effectively demonstrated the significance of the Old Testament for our fractured world today. Recognized as the preeminent interpreter of the ancient Hebrew texts in relation to questions posed by a variety of academic disciplines, he has shown the way toward a compelling understanding of the major components of the faith and life of ancient Israel, especially its Psalms, its prophets, and its historical narratives.

Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.

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