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Sealed with an Oath: Covenant in God's Unfolding Purpose
Williamson, Paul†R.

Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity Press, 2007 pp. 247. $23.00

Series Information
New Studies in Biblical Theology, 23

Description: Paul R. Williamson looks at the role of the covenant concept in Scripture and the meaning of this terminology. He then sets the idea of covenant in the context of God's universal purpose, and traces the idea through Noah and the patriarchs, the nation of Israel and the kingship of David. Lastly, he shows how the new covenant is anticipated in the Old Testament and fulfilled in the New. Williamson offers new insights into key texts and issues related to the theme of covenant. He is not afraid to challenge established positions. One example is his dual-covenant approach to God's dealings with Abraham. His robust scholarship will be appreciated by scholars, lecturers and students in theology, ministers and all who have a serious interest in the covenant concept.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Theology

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Review by Matthew S. Harmon
Published 4/12/2008
Citation: Matthew S. Harmon, review of Paul F. Williamson, Sealed with an Oath: Covenant in God's Unfolding Purpose, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2008).


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