By Dan Lioy
In Axis of Glory, Dan Lioy conducts a biblical and theological research of the temple motif as a conceptual and linguistic framework for realizing Scripture. His research takes a clean examine the subject, assesses a consultant workforce of the Judeo-Christian writings throughout the a variety of prisms of secondary literature, and provides a synthesis of what appears to be like within the biblical info. the writer notes that references and allusions attached with the temple motif crisscross the full literary panorama of Scripture. an extra discovering is that the presence of the shrine suggestion is similar to a chain of rhetorical threads that sign up for the cloth of God’s observe and weaves jointly its possible eclectic and esoteric narratives right into a richly textured, multicolored tapestry. the writer concludes that the Bible’s theocentric and Christocentric emphases are heightened of their depth and sharpened of their concentration as a result temple motif making its manner during the pages of the sacred textual content, starting with the hole bankruptcy of Genesis and finishing with the ultimate bankruptcy of Revelation.
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Cohen 1989:25–26). Indeed, there is a sense in which the place where Noah met with the Lord became consecrated because of His holy presence (cf. Exod 3:5; Lundquist 2008:5; Parry 1994b:126; Talmon 1997:3:436). This inference is evident from the priestly activities performed by Noah (cf. Fretheim 1994:1:393; Kline 2006:194, 196; Wenham 1994:403). For instance, as an “act of thanksgiving and worship” (Hawk 2003:36), he built a crude altar out of uncut rocks and dirt and offered burnt sacrifices (cf.
41:52). Most likely, his name means “to bear fruit” and is derived from a verb that means “twice fruitful” or “double fruitfulness”. “Ephraim” reminded Joseph that in a land where he had endured so much suffering, God had made him prosperous (cf. 49:22). From start to finish, Genesis is a book of history, and its historical account concerning such luminaries as Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph is trustworthy because it was inspired by God. That said, readers should not expect Genesis to provide a complete or systematic history of time from its origin until the Hebrews’ Egyptian sojourn.
Second, within the courtyard, facing the entrance, was the altar of burnt offerings. Behind it, towards the west, was the laver for the priests’ ceremonial washing. Third, in the western portion of the courtyard was the sanctuary proper or the tabernacle. This was divided into two chambers by a “veil” or hanging curtain. The first of these was the holy place, which only the priests could enter. It contained the table of showbread, the lampstand, and the altar of incense. The second of the chambers was called the holy of holies or the most holy place.