Does the Old Testament have an optimistic outlook for the people of God, ancient Israel, or is it pessimistic? The strands of optimism and pessimism seem to be juxtaposed throughout. In this study of Deuteronomy, a linchpin book within the Old Testament, the so-called tensions between optimism and pessimism are shown to cohere theologically. Despite the faithlessness of Israel, Yahweh's faithfulness to his promises results in the triumph of grace.
About the Author:
Paul A. Barker is lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley College, Melbourne; Vicar of Holy Trinity, Doncaster; and Archdeacon of Box Hill
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