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Zion, the city of the great king [electronic resource] : a theological symbol of the Jerusalem cult / Ben C. Ollenburger.

By: Ollenburger, Ben C.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Journal for the study of the Old Testament supplement series: 41.Publisher: Sheffield : JSOT Press, c1987Description: 1 online resource (271 p.).ISBN: 9780567311412 (electronic bk.); 0567311414 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Symbolism in the Bible | Jerusalem in the Bible | Bible. A.T. -- Critique, interpr�etation, etc | Symbolisme dans la Bible | J�erusalem dans la Bible | RELIGION -- Biblical Criticism & Interpretation -- Old Testament | Oude Testament | Zion (symbool) | Altes Testament | Symbolik | Symbol | Reich Gottes | Gott | K�onig | Jerusalem | Bible O.T. SymbolismGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Zion, the city of the great king.DDC classification: 221.6/4 Other classification: 11.41 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Preface; Abbreviations; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. YAHWEH AS KING ON ZION; 3. THE EXERCISE OF YAHWEH'S KINGSHIP; 4. YAHWEH'S EXCLUSIVE PREROGATIVE; 5. CONCLUSION; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors.
Summary: While previous research has illuminated the origins and development of the Zion tradition, this book is the first to make a thorough study of Zion as a theological symbol within the larger Jerusalem cult tradition. Drawing primarily on the Psalms and Isaiah of Jerusalem, Ollenburger shows that Zion serves pre-eminently to symbolize the kingship of Yahweh on Zion as creator and defender of world order. As such, Zion serves also to symbolize security and refuge, particularly for the poor. This study constitutes a powerful argument against the tendency of Old Testament theologians to devalue the.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. YAHWEH AS KING ON ZION; 3. THE EXERCISE OF YAHWEH'S KINGSHIP; 4. YAHWEH'S EXCLUSIVE PREROGATIVE; 5. CONCLUSION; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors.

While previous research has illuminated the origins and development of the Zion tradition, this book is the first to make a thorough study of Zion as a theological symbol within the larger Jerusalem cult tradition. Drawing primarily on the Psalms and Isaiah of Jerusalem, Ollenburger shows that Zion serves pre-eminently to symbolize the kingship of Yahweh on Zion as creator and defender of world order. As such, Zion serves also to symbolize security and refuge, particularly for the poor. This study constitutes a powerful argument against the tendency of Old Testament theologians to devalue the.

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Zion, the city of the great king by Ollenburger, Ben C. ©1987
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