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Zion, the City of the Great King: A Theological Symbol of the Jerusalem Cult

Zion, the City of the Great King: A Theological Symbol of the Jerusalem Cult

Ben C. Ollenburger

| Sheffield Academic Press | 1987

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Zion, the City of the Great King is Ben C. Ollenburger’s important study of Zion symbolism in the Hebrew Bible. Filling a gap in current scholarship, this monograph is concerned with specific Old Testament texts and their interpretation. Ollenburger is not merely interested in the Zion tradition as a whole, but in the ways in which Zion is used as a symbol within specific theological traditions. He investigates the use of Zion to represent Yahweh as King and the use of Zion to display that kingship. This volume also contains a helpful summary of previous research on the topic, a lengthy bibliography of related resources, and a detailed author index.

Author Bio

He is a storyteller. This gift often inspires both laughter and new insight. Ben Ollenburger also pursues the work of theology with passion and discipline. Ben served in lay leadership in the Princeton House Church, 1980-86. He has had various publishing roles, including work as an editor and writer, contributing to popular and scholarly publications. He was an instructor at Tabor College, 1975-77, and at Princeton Theological Seminary, 1980-82, and assistant professor of Old Testament at Princeton, 1982-87. He joined AMBS in 1987.