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The School Tradition of the Old TestamentThe Bampton Lectures for 1994$
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E. W. Heaton

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2004

DOI: 10.1093/0198263627.001.0001

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Belief and Behaviour

Belief and Behaviour

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(p.159) VIII Belief and Behaviour
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The School Tradition of the Old Testament
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E. W. Heaton

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0198263627.003.0008

This chapter looks at various aspects of belief and behaviour in the Old Testament, as reflected in the school tradition. It starts with an analysis of the discourse of Elihu in Job – six chapters added late to the book of Job that were made by an angry young man, a teacher who thought that Job had made himself out to be more righteous than God. The next section of the chapter looks at God and goodness, a teaching based on the way that things ought to be, and used for encouragement and warning in the orthodox school tradition. The following section discusses God and the natural order from the viewpoint of the Israeli school tradition, looking at examples from Proverbs, Jeremiah, Isaiah, Job, Ecclesiastes and Deuteronomy. The last section presents final reflections on the school tradition.

Keywords:   behaviour, belief, Bible, Deuteronomy, Ecclesiastes, Elihu, goodness, Isaiah, Israeli school tradition, Jeremiah, Job, natural order, Old Testament, Proverbs

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