By Dan Lioy
In Axis of Glory, Dan Lioy conducts a biblical and theological research of the temple motif as a conceptual and linguistic framework for realizing Scripture. His research takes a clean examine the subject, assesses a consultant workforce of the Judeo-Christian writings throughout the a number of prisms of secondary literature, and gives a synthesis of what seems to be within the biblical info. the writer notes that references and allusions hooked up with the temple motif crisscross the total literary panorama of Scripture. an extra discovering is that the presence of the shrine thought is analogous to a sequence of rhetorical threads that sign up for the cloth of God’s note and weaves jointly its probably eclectic and esoteric narratives right into a richly textured, multicolored tapestry. the writer concludes that the Bible’s theocentric and Christocentric emphases are heightened of their depth and sharpened of their concentration because of the temple motif making its approach during the pages of the sacred textual content, starting with the hole bankruptcy of Genesis and finishing with the ultimate bankruptcy of Revelation.
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In only a few hundred years, God’s promise to Abraham—that a nation would emerge from him (12:1–3)—was being fulfilled (cf. Brueggemann 1994:1:694; Cassuto 1983:9; Childs 1976:2; Cole 1973:53; Durham 1987:5; Fretheim 1991:25–26; Kaiser 1990:2:303). Moreover, the Creator-King enabled His original commission to Adam and Eve to come about in the offspring of the patriarchs (cf. 1:28). By way of example, Moses explained to a new generation of Israelites who were about the conquer the promised land, that the Lord wanted to faithfully keep the covenant promises He made on oath to their ancestors (Deut 7:12).
Noah, his family, and the animals were on the “floating shrine” amid a “sea of resurgent chaos” (Walton 2003c:322) for about another six months before the Lord commanded them to come out (8:13– 15)—over a year after they went into the ark (cf. Averbeck 2003:817; Hamilton Lioy Axis of Glory:Axis of Glory 18 2/1/10 7:57 AM Page 26 Axis of Glory 1990:307; Sarna 1966:49). Indeed, it was only after the waters receded that all the occupants of the ark disembarked from the vessel (v. 18). As Noah and his family exited from the ark, a new era in history began.
Kidner 1967:156; Roop 1987:185; Ross 1988:478; Sailhamer 1990:2:192; Westermann 1982:104–105). Not long afterward, before Isaac sent Jacob off to Paddan Aram (that is, northwestern Mesopotamia), Isaac again prayed for the Creator-King’s richest blessings on Jacob (28:3–4). It was Isaac’s desire that almighty God (Hebrew, ElShaddai) would give Jacob many descendants, who in turn would become a great assembly of nations. Isaac foretold that the land of Canaan, where he and his father lived as foreigners, would one day become the possession of Jacob’s descendants.
Axis of Glory: A Biblical and Theological Analysis of the Temple Motif in Scripture by Dan Lioy