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The liturgy of creation : understanding calendars in Old Testament context

Author: Michael LeFebvre
Publisher: Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"How were holidays scheduled and taught in biblical Israel, and what did they have to do with the creation narrative? Michael LeFebvre considers the calendars of the Pentateuch, arguing that dates were added to Old Testament narratives not as journalistic details but to teach sacred rhythms of labor and worship. LeFebvre then applies this insight to the creation week, finding that the days of creation also serve a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
LeFebvre, Michael, author.
Liturgy of creation
Downers Grove, IL : InterVarsity Press, [2019]
(DLC) 2019019327
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael LeFebvre
ISBN: 9780830865185 0830865187
OCLC Number: 1100426991
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: dates, stories, and calendars --
Part I. Israel's calendars --
Calendars in the sky --
Cycles of sevens --
The festivals of Israel --
Chart: Israel's calendar of Holy Days --
Part II. Festivals and their stories --
The festival stories of Israel --
Chart: Dates in the Pentateuch --
Dates for remembering --
Dates assigned by law --
Part III. The creation week --
The creation week as calendar narrative --
The plot of the creation week --
Ordered for fruitfulness (days 1,3) --
Populated for blessing (days 4,6) --
Crowned with communion (day 7) --
A calendar for Sabbath, not science.
Responsibility: Michael LeFebvre.

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"How were holidays scheduled and taught in biblical Israel, and what did they have to do with the creation narrative? Michael LeFebvre considers the calendars of the Pentateuch, arguing that dates were added to Old Testament narratives not as journalistic details but to teach sacred rhythms of labor and worship. LeFebvre then applies this insight to the creation week, finding that the days of creation also serve a liturgical purpose"--

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