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The liturgy of creation : understanding calendars in Old Testament context / Michael LeFebvre ; foreword by C. John Collins.

Author/Creator:
LeFebvre, Michael author.
Publication:
Downers Grove, Illinois : InterVarsity Press, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 256 pages ; 23 cm
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Subjects:
Jewish calendar -- History.
Jewish calendar.
Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Bible. Old Testament.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contributor:
Collins, C. John, 1954- writer of foreword.
Other format:
Online version: LeFebvre, Michael, author. Liturgy of creation
ISBN:
9780830852628
083085262X
OCLC:
1089481948
Publisher Number:
99981672622