Readings in Biblical Theology
- ISBN: 9780802879493
- Published By: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
- Published: May 2023
“My Lord! There is no one like you among the gods!”
Attempting to describe the nature of God often prompts the exclamation of the psalmist—that God is unlike anyone or anything else. And yet the claim is not simply the overflow of an adoring heart: God’s incomparability is a truth lodged deep within Christian Scripture. In The Incomparable God, Old Testament scholar Brent Strawn offers thoughtful insight into this theological mystery.
This volume collects eighteen of Strawn’s most provocative essays on the nature of God, several of which are published for the first time here. Strawn covers the following topics:
• the complex portrayal of God in Genesis
• God’s mercy in Exodus
• poetic description of God in the Psalms
• the Trinity in both testaments
• pedagogy of the Old Testament
• integration of faith and scholarship
Encompassing close readings of Scripture, biblical-theological argument, and considerations of praxis, The Incomparable God is essential reading for Old Testament scholars and students.