By Hans Walter Wolff
The purpose of lifework into current for theological attention the previous testomony witness to the character of guy. It includes precise experiences of ways within which Israelite guy used to be considered, and of the ways that the previous testomony describes his actual being. half then is going directly to examine the context within which Hebrew guy lived out his lifestyles, and its proposal of time and of the created universe, during which guy either labored and located relaxation. half 3 strikes directly to the social element of man's existence, with its associations, pattems of courting and ethical calls for. A concluding bankruptcy sums up the general photograph given within the outdated testomony of man's future. The booklet is definitely translated and readable, and has a really nice usefulness for the overall reader of the Bible, due to the manner during which it fills out the image of what existence used to be like in previous testomony instances. whereas it truly is basically aimed toward a theological readership, toes will turn out to be an fundamental instrument for any examine of previous testomony ethics. At a bunch of issues it describes very lucidly the context of ethical behaviour within the lifetime of historical Israel. in response to this it unearths very truly the chances which lifestyles provided, and serves in a few how one can light up the reasoning in the back of Israelite legislation. All in all it impresses the reader with a popularity of the inextricable approach within which tradition, faith and morality are intertwined within the previous testomony. merely by way of realization to this may biblical morality and the biblical perception of guy be understood.
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23 The heart is the place of decision. In II Sam. 27 David says he has 'found his heart' to pray to God. How is this literal translation to be understood ? ' certainly does not mean that he has found courage; in view of the succeeding, final sentence it means that he has arrived at his decision, and has arrived at it on the basis of his knowledge. Prov. 18 shows the heart as being the organ which brings already conceived plans to fruition through decision: Yahweh hates, among other things, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil.
That could mean anyone who has neither done evil nor intended to do so; cf. Pss. 23; Prov. 2. The Priestly document talks about the heart as the impulse of the will m Ex. 2: the men working on the tent of meeting are called people 'whose hearts had stirred them up to come to do the work'. This is the way in which willingness is described. According to the Yahwist's description in Num. ' 10' millibbt means here 'not of my own (arbitrary) impulse'. The Deuteronomic preachers are stressing that love of God should come of its own accord when they charge their hearers in Deut.
The more rational function of the /. is more evident still in Jer. ' f äläh eal-l. does not correspond to our phrase 'to take something to heart'; it means 'to come home to a person', 'to notice', and is here parallel to zkry 'to think of'. 17): What is man, that thou dost make so much of him, and that thou dost even set thy heart upon him ? On sit leb 'eiste p. 49 above. 14 questions that God 'directs his heart towards himself', that is to say, that he thinks about himself. ׳With his heart God devotes his observation, his perception, his attention and his care to his creation.