The Sin/Judgment/Salvation Cycle at Work in Early Israelite History

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SALVATION CYCLE AT WORK IN EARLY ISRAELITE HISTORY

TheSin/Judgment/Salvation Cycle at Work in Early Israelite History: Part1

Martin,L. R. (2013). Yahweh conflicted: Unresolved theological tension inthe cycle of Judges. OldTestament Essays,22(2),356-372.

Thearticle highlights the coming age of Israel. The study indicates thatIsrael did not have a written covenant. As a result, there wereinteresting stories about their origin and values. For instance, theinitial stories indicate that Judah was the ancestor of Christ aftersleeping with his daughter-in-law (Martin, 2013). However, theliterature indicates that the covenant of God led to the introductionof the cycle of salvation. The cycle consists of the breaking of thecovenant of God during the judge and king periods. Therefore, thematerial is significant in highlighting the origin of the currentstory on Israel covenant.

Van,D. B. (2012). Moses, Elijah, and Jesus: Reflections on the basicstructures of the bible. InDie Skriflig,46(1), 1-7

Thearticle highlights about Moses’ contribution to the salvationcycle. The author indicates that Moses was a notable example ofjudgment, sin, and salvation cycle. The author also indicate thatMoses lacked the ability to justify righteous ways. Instead, he is asign of sin and judgment. The article also reveals the manner inwhich Moses broke the work of God. As a result, Moses was prohibitedfrom entering the Promised Land. Therefore, Moses had a significantrole in shaping the history of Israelites. The breaking of the God’slaw also played a significant role in bringing judgment. Therefore,the article helps to highlight the Israelite transition periodthrough Moses.

Howard,D. M. (2013). Anintroduction to the Old Testament historical books.Chicago, IL: Moody Press

Thestudy reveals about the Gideon’s contribution to the salvationcycle. The book indicates that Gideon is a reliable example of howcycle defined Israel in the judgment period. The author also revealsthe period when human beings engaged in activities that pleased theirinterests and needs. Therefore, the book of judge was essential inreviewing the outcomes of disobeying God. The study also highlightssome of the regrettable behaviors among Israelites such as the sexualBaal worship. Therefore, the town people were relatively irritate bythe Gideon’s act of destroying the Baal Alter. The book alsohighlights the manner in which Israelites broke the commandment forother gods. The author concludes that leaving the Yahweh was theproblem as opposed to praising other gods. As a result, Gideon helpedIsrael to repent their initial sins. The change of heart among Israelwas essential in ensuring that God brought salvation from Median.Therefore, the article is significant in highlighting Gideon’sstory that helps to reveal the quit essential aspect of the cycle.

Koperski,V., &amp Lewis, S. M. (2012). What are they saying about Paul andthe law? StudiaCanonica,36(2), 557-560

Thestudy highlights the role of Solomon, David, and Samuel. The articleindicates that the Samuel’s behaviors were contrary to the God’svalues and teachings. As a result, Israelites had the reputation ofpraying other gods. Therefore, the judgment was in the form of thesplitting the nation that remained separated until the post-exile.The consistent engagement in sins resulted to the law’s chieffunction. The law was temporary and helped to identify and condemnsins. The article is significant in providing guidelines on effectivemeans to preserve the covenant and life.

Feldman,L. H. (2012). Josephus’ portrait of Ahab. EphemeridesTheological Lovanienses,68(4), 368-384

Theresearch reveals about the outcomes of human behaviors in the postexile period. The article indicates that repentant and good ways oflife characterized the post exile period. The period also led to thelegalism. Therefore, Nehemiah and Ezra had the duty to build thetemple to challenge individuals who were against the covenant. Ezraand Nehemiah also served as good followers of the God’s teachingand values. Therefore, Nehemiah ensured that Israel followed Godcommandment and teachings. The period led to the end of issues suchas the intermarriage in temples. Therefore, article helps tohighlight the last word in the Old Testament that there is impendingsalvation and judgment.

References

Feldman,L. H. (2012). Josephus’ portrait of Ahab. EphemeridesTheological Lovanienses, 68(4), 368-384

Howard,D. M. (2013). Anintroduction to the Old Testament historical books.Chicago, IL: Moody Press

Koperski,V., &amp Lewis, S. M. (2012). What are they saying about Paul andthe law? Studia Canonica,36(2), 557-560

Martin,L. R. (2013). Yahweh conflicted: Unresolved theological tension inthe cycle of Judges. OldTestament Essays,22(2),356-372.

Van,D. B. (2012). Moses, Elijah, and Jesus: Reflections on the basicstructures of the bible. InDie Skriflig,46(1), 1-7