Menschliches Handeln und Sprechen im Horizont Gottes: Aufsatze zur
biblischen Theologie


Forschungen zum Alten Testament No.100

The Post-Priestly Pentateuch

By: Erasmus Gass
December 2015
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161539022
412 Pages
$217.50 Hardcover

In this volume, 12 essays by Erasmus Gass gathered that deal with God and man. The volume is divided into four parts and treated in the first section God's action in the world. Here especially the historical power of God is at the center. The author shows that God can intervene in the story at all times in order to direct them according to his ideas for the salvation of the world. In the second section, the communication of God is regarded by the people. The biblical prophets understanding is the focus here, as well as the question of the truth of prophecy. The third section is the biblical Erwählungsgedanke as he is in the book of Hosea and in the developed books of Kings, examined more closely. In the final fourth part focuses on the actions of people in the horizon of God. Here contours of an Old Testament ethics are to be designed that can be made fruitful for the interpersonal cohabitation.