Tight Fists or Open Hands?: Paperback

Wealth and Poverty in Old Testament Law

by D.L. Baker;

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Tight Fists or Open Hands?:

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Any Christian response to todays ever-growing problem of poverty around the globe must be firmly rooted in the teaching of the Bible. While books on various aspects of wealth and poverty in the Old and New Testaments have been published, so far there has been no thorough study of Old Testament law on the topic. David Baker argues here that an understanding of that law is not only fundamental for interpreting the entire Old Testament but is also assumed by the writers of the New Testament. Tight Fists or Open Hands? fills this gap in Old Testament scholarship and lays a foundation for considering the relevance of these laws to everyday life in the twenty-first century. / The heart of this book is a study of all the Old Testament concerned with wealth and poverty. Baker groups these laws together by topic, considering the similarities and differences between the Decalogue, Book of the Covenant, Holiness Code, and Deuteronomic Laws. He places these in the wider context of ancient Near Eastern law in order to make clear which attitudes are distinctively biblical. / Each section of Tight Fists or Open Hands? includes an extended conclusion that summarizes the main ideas, considers relationships with other biblical texts, and points to the significance of the laws for todays world. Bakers combination of thorough exegesis and modern application makes this book relevant to pastors, scholars, and students in a variety of courses.

Tight Fists or Open Hands?: by D.L. Baker was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in August 2009 and is our 20861st best seller. The ISBN for Tight Fists or Open Hands?: is 9780802862839.

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Page last updated 10th June 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (August 2009)
Number of Pages440
Thickness28 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code2641895
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