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Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch
Leder, Arie C

Waiting for the Land: The Story Line of the Pentateuch

ISBN: 9780875521961
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Book Description:

How should Israel's waiting for their land shape our reading of the Pentateuch, and how should this shape the hope of the church today?

Treating the Pentateuch as a coherent and progressive story, Waiting for the Land is the first book-length exploration of these questions. Following an introduction to the Pentateuch, Leder examines each book, showing that the promise of the land was not realized. He then shows how the contemporary church should wait for its land.


Arie C. Leder is Martin J. Wyngaarden Senior Professor in Old Testament Studies at Calvin Theological Seminary. He has also been both a pastor and missionary; his passion is to show how the Old Testament informs Reformed theology. He is married with four children and continues to be active in mission, outreach, and Bible study among Hispanics.


"Sensitive to narrative theology, Leder tells the Bible's story of the land, engaging both the reader's mind and his heart . . . Readers will be challenged both theologically and ethically."
--Miles V. Van Pelt, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson

"I benefitted from reading this book to such a degree that I am changing some of my lectures on the Pentateuch. Although I did not agree with all of Arie Leder's constructions in Waiting for the Land, it is a stimulating literary analysis of the narrative of the Pentateuch."
--Bryan D. Estelle, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, CA

"With theological and literary sensitivity, Arie Leder has set forth a coherent reading of Torah that is of great value for any Christian teacher or student. Carefully researched and clearly written."
--Ellen F. Davis, Duke Divinity School, Durham

Additional Information:

Cover: Softcover
Number of Pages: 238
Publisher: P&R Publishing
Publication Date: 2010