The Lost World of the Torah
Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context
by John H. Walton; J. Harvey Walton
Christian , Religion & Spirituality
Pub Date 26 Feb 2019
I am reviewing a copy of The Lost World of the Torah through Intervarsity Press/IVP Academic and Netgalley:
In this book the first Proposition that is inserted is that because the Old Testament is an ancient document, we can not read it as if it is modern. We are reminded too that Scholars have a role in the body of Christ, just as everyone else does.
The second proposition that the way we interpret the Torah is affected by the way we think law and legislation work today.
In the third proposition in this book it is pointed out that Legal Collections in the ancient world are not the same as legislation.
The fourth proposition tells us that Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections teach wisdom. The fifth proposition goes on to teach us that because the Torah is similar to Ancient Near Eastern Legal Collections it also teaches us wisdom not legislation.
This book goes on to name twenty three Propositions that explain what the Torah is and what the Torah is and what it is not.
I give The Lost World of the Torah five out of five stars!