|Imprint:||Langham Global Library|
|Dimensions (mm):||229 x 152 x 15|
|Series:||Foundations in Asian Christian Thought|
Exploring the Old Testament in Asia
Exploring the Old Testament in Asia is the first evangelical Old Testament textbook written both from and for an Asian cultural context. Rooted in the theological conviction that God still speaks through the Old Testament in all its fullness, the twelve essays in this book address key theological issues pertinent to the diverse cultures and contexts of Asia. Touching on topics from polytheism and kinship bonds to Scripture translation and the biblical conception of wisdom, the writers position themselves in conversation with Asia’s rich spiritual, cultural, and literary heritage. The result is a theological contribution that is both contextually relevant and biblically faithful.
This is the volume for which I have been looking for a very long time. It contains the finest collection of evangelical studies in First Testament theology by Asians for Asians that I have encountered.
Daniel Block, DPhil
Wheaton College, Illinois, USA
Amidst widespread approaches to the Bible from the perspectives of the margin in Asia, it is refreshing to read an exploration of the Old Testament by Asian evangelical scholars.
Chubamongba Ao, DTh
Everest Theological Institute, Nepal
This excellent collection of essays by scholars across Asia beautifully highlights the relevance of the Old Testament for the church today, showing how these readings can come to life in new ways in Asian contexts.
Charlie Trimm, PhD
Biola University, California, USA
I enthusiastically commend this fine collection of essays. How helpful to see the deep engagement of the Old Testament with contemporary Asian cultures. In our global village, this book is invaluable wherever we live.
Paul Barker, PhD
Anglican Diocese of Melbourne, Australia
These stimulating essays demonstrate an accurate understanding of Asian issues in their specific contexts, sound exegetical and theological analysis of parallel Old Testament contexts and passages, and careful evaluation of Asian issues with relevant Old Testament beliefs, values, and practices.
Roy Kong Low, PhD
Grace Biblical Seminary, Hong Kong
Focusing on the interpretation and application of the Old Testament in diverse Asian contexts, the articles in this volume repeatedly show the varied interfaces between the Bible and culture, as well as how to engage in thoughtful, constructive dialogue. Not only Asian Christians but also all who love the global church will benefit greatly from this book.
Kevin Chen, PhD
Christian Witness Theological Seminary, California, USA
Exploring the Old Testament in Asia is a rare find. An excellent scholarly yet practical book, offering Old Testament theology from the Asian context for Asian communities, and written mainly by Asian authors.
Rev. Dr. Patrick Fung
This is a much-needed book for understanding the Old Testament in modern-day Asia, where the maturing Asian church needs a contextualized lens through which to apprehend the marvelous and timeless truths of God’s first written revelation to humanity.
David M. Howard, Jr., PhD
Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minnesota, USA
These essays are certainly not the last word on their respective subjects – many of them could have been expanded to book-length studies – but they are a welcome word nonetheless, opening up many areas for further research.
Philip Satterthwaite, PhD
Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore
This is a creative book heralding Asian evangelical biblical scholarship at its best with key scholars who not only take the Hebrew Bible seriously, but also resolve difficult, challenging, and relevant issues.
Joseph Shao, PhD
Asia Theological Association
The publication of this book is a dream becoming a reality! It is an indispensable read for anyone who aims to dig deep theologically and biblically into Asian issues.
Rev. Riad Kassis, PhD
Langham Scholars Ministry
I highly recommend this book for all who are passionate about the Scripture and its relevance to all people.
Chloe T. Sun, PhD
Logos Evangelical Seminary, California, USA
As a Western Christian with intercultural interests, I found the essays fascinating. They encourage all readers, Western and non-Western, to think critically of assumptions they bring to the Old Testament.
Willem VanGemeren, PhD
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Illinois, USA
Exploring the Old Testament in Asia: Evangelical Perspectives is an excellent book to understand the Old Testament from an Asian evangelical perspective.
Junias Venugopal, PhD
Wheaton College, Illinois, USA
The authors provide not only well-researched models of contextual readings but also contribute fresh insights into Scripture that are of importance to the global church.
Michael Widmer, PhD
Theological Seminary Chrischona, Switzerland
Table of Contents
- Introduction Angukali Rotokha and Jerry Hwang
- Chapter 1: The Hebrew Bible and Translation as Scripture Bayarjargal Garamtseren
- Chapter 2: Yahweh and Other Gods Koowon Kim
- Chapter 3: Men, Women, and God: Understanding the Male-Female/Husband-Wife Relationship through Genesis 1–3 Havilah Dharamraj
- Chapter 4: Israel, The Nations, and the Missio Dei Jerry Hwang
- Chapter 5: Leadership, Power, and Authority Annelle Sabanal
- Chapter 6: Old Testament Law and Ethics Mona P. Bias
- Chapter 7: Taiwanese Christian Li: The Embodied Worship of the Lord Shirley S. Ho
- Chapter 8: Education, Learning, and Wisdom: Lady Wisdom Invites Us! Elaine Wei-Fun Goh
- Chapter 9: Old Testament Narratives: Historiography and Historicity Angukali Rotokha
- Chapter 10: Exodus and Liberation: Naga Nationalism and the People of God Angukali Rotokha
- Chapter 11: Kinship, Patronage, and Corruption Peter H. W. Lau
- Chapter 12: Prosperity Theology in Asia: Description and Evaluation in Light of the Old Testament Huu-Thien Tran N. and Daniel C. Owens
- Subject Index
- Author Index
- Scripture Index