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Zion, the city of the great king : a theological symbol of the Jerusalem cult / Ben C. Ollenburger.

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Subject: Bible. Old Testament > Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. A.T. > Critique, interprétation, etc.
Symbolism in the Bible.
Symbolisme dans la Bible.
Jérusalem dans la Bible.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9780567311412
  • ISBN: 0567311414
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (271 pages).
  • Publisher: Sheffield : JSOT Press, ©1987.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Preface; Abbreviations; 1. INTRODUCTION; 2. YAHWEH AS KING ON ZION; 3. THE EXERCISE OF YAHWEH'S KINGSHIP; 4. YAHWEH'S EXCLUSIVE PREROGATIVE; 5. CONCLUSION; Notes; Bibliography; Index of Biblical References; Index of Authors.
Summary: While previous research has illuminated the origins and development of the Zion tradition, this book is the first to make a thorough study of Zion as a theological symbol within the larger Jerusalem cult tradition. Drawing primarily on the Psalms and Isaiah of Jerusalem, Ollenburger shows that Zion serves pre-eminently to symbolize the kingship of Yahweh on Zion as creator and defender of world order. As such, Zion serves also to symbolize security and refuge, particularly for the poor. This study constitutes a powerful argument against the tendency of Old Testament theologians to devalue the.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Action Note: digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Print version record.
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