Outlines Of Old Testament Theology by Charles Fox BurneyOutlines Of Old Testament Theology by Charles Fox Burney

Outlines Of Old Testament Theology

byCharles Fox Burney

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER I THE NAMES OF GOD, AS DESCRIPTIVE OP HIS NATURE Importance of God's Name among the Hebrews.--For the Hebrews, God's Name is equivalent to the sum of His attributes, as revealed to His chosen people. 'How excellent,' says the poet, 'is Thy Name in all the earth!' (I's. viii. 1.) 'They that know Thy Name will put their trust in Thee' (Ps. ix. 10). 'I will declare Thy Name unto my brethren ' (Ps. xxii. 22). Indeed, any particular attribute which, to the speaker's mind, pre-eminently serves to describe--sum up--God's character, may be said to be His Name. 'Thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose Name is Holy' (2 Isa. lvii. 15); i.e. not simply, that His Name is worthy of veneration, but that the attribute described by the adjective 'Holy' is His Name, may be regarded as an adequate presentation of His character. Thus, again, a psalmist says, 'Holy and awful is His Name' (Ps. cxi. 9). It follows, therefore, that any particular name by which God was known to Israel may be taken as describing that which was thought about God at the period at which the name took its rise and was commonly used; or, to put the matter in a different way, as describing that special phase of His character in which God was pleased to make revelation of Himself. 'I am Jehovah; that is My Name; and My glory will I not give to another' (2 Isa. xlviii. 2); or, with emphatic conciseness, 'I am Jehovah'; all, i.e. which this special name can be understood to imply 10 EL AND ELOHIM 11 (Lev. xriii. 5, 6, 21; xix. 12, 14, 16, 18, 28, 30, 32, 37, and constantly in H). We may proceed to consider one by one the names of God in their original significance, as forming each a concise exposition of His nature. EL--The name El, when applied to the Divine Bejng, is alw...
Title:Outlines Of Old Testament TheologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217266053

ISBN - 13:9780217266055

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