Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus

Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus Who shall ascend the mountain of the LORD Psalm In many ways this is the fundamental question of Old Testament Israel s cult and indeed of life itself How can creatures made from dust become m

Who shall ascend the mountain of the LORD Psalm 24 3 In many ways, this is the fundamental question of Old Testament Israel s cult and, indeed, of life itself How can creatures made from dust become members of God s household forever The question of ascending God s mountain to his house was likely recited by pilgrims on approaching the temple on Mount Zion during theWho shall ascend the mountain of the LORD Psalm 24 3 In many ways, this is the fundamental question of Old Testament Israel s cult and, indeed, of life itself How can creatures made from dust become members of God s household forever The question of ascending God s mountain to his house was likely recited by pilgrims on approaching the temple on Mount Zion during the annual festivals This entrance liturgy runs as an undercurrent throughout the Pentateuch and is at the heart of its central book, Leviticus Its dominating concern, as well as that of the rest of the Bible, is the way in which humanity may come to dwell with God Israel s deepest hope was not merely a liturgical question, but a historical quest Under the Mosaic covenant, the way opened up by God was through the Levitical cult of the tabernacle and later temple, its priesthood and rituals The advent of Christ would open up a new and living way into the house of God indeed, that was the goal of his taking our humanity upon himself, his suffering, his resurrection and ascension In this stimulating volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology, Michael Morales explores the narrative context, literary structure and theology of Leviticus He follows its dramatic movement, examines the tabernacle cult and the Day of Atonement, and tracks the development from Sinai s tabernacle to Zion s temple and from the earthly to the heavenly Mount Zion in the New Te

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  1. Spectacular One of the best in the NSBT series Morales helpfully works through the structure of the Pentateuch, and the structure of Leviticus, showing that the center is the Day of Atonement in Leviticus 16 There are numerous interpretive insights that help to highlight areas that can prove complicating on face value The only minor quibble I have is that the final chapter could perhaps have used a little editing Beyond that, I loved this book and will likely reference it for years to come.


  2. Leviticus is a difficult book The Levitical land is littered with detailed and verbose laws concerning cleanliness and uncleanliness, priestly garments, proper and improper food, bodily discharges, and the proper way to kill an animal What s , scattered across the landscape are bodies of well meaning poor souls who resolved to read the Bible in a year As difficult as the Bible can be at times, I am a firm believer that the books that demand a little patience and hard work from their readers are [...]


  3. One of the main reasons I read works of biblical theology is to gain insight into how the Bible is put together This book provides that kind of insight in spades I recognize that a biblical theology of Leviticus is not a book most people are likely to pick up, even if they are already interested in biblical theology But I wish that they would This is not only one of the best books I ve read this year, it one of the best books I ve read in the NSBT series running a close second to Dominion and Dy [...]


  4. A lifetime worth of meditations to draw from this work Look forward to reading it again someday, Lord willing.



  5. Flames from beginning to end I read this as research for a theology paper on Mountains in the Bible and found tons of content to pull from Morales argues that the primary theme and theology of Leviticus and of the Pentateuch as a whole is YHWH s opening a way for humanity to dwell in the divine presence The gospel is the story of how man is able to ascend the mountain of the Lord and re enter Eden Zion Peter Escalante


  6. Dr Morales opens up the book of Leviticus and demonstrates its centrality not only to the five books of the law of Moses, but also to the entire Bible, especially the atonement of the Lord Jesus Christ Understand the utter holiness of God and marvel at how sinful man can stand in the presence of the high and lifted up LORD An excellent study of a book that is usually skipped when reading thru the Bible.


  7. A magnificent and insightful consideration of Leviticus and its broader themes in the context of Scripture as a whole This book will open your eyes and deepen your love for the Word Very important and useful for preachers in handling this book especially Lots of treasure to be mined for feeding God s people.


  8. Phenomenal book that pulls numerous threads together to give a big picture view of scripture all centered around one of the most challenging books of the Bible Cannot recommend highly enough.



  9. Very helpful book for anyone who wants to better understand the Pentateuch Specialty knowledge of the biblical languages not required, but some knowledge of literary terms is helpful.


  10. This originally appeared at The Irresponsible Reader So this is another one of those books that I m not really qualified to talk about, but whoops, here I go.Morales doesn t give us what you typically find look for in a study of Leviticus detailed explanations or dodges of the various purity laws and other commands and regulations contained in it Instead, he begins by explaining his conclusion that Leviticus is the center of the Pentateuch, and that Chapter 16 is the center of it Beginning in G [...]



  11. What a wonderful book The theology is deep and requires some concentration, but Hebrew and Greek words are transliterated into English This allows the reader to concentrate on the subject matter It is not only deeply theological, but also very worshipful For instance, on page 254, the author writes To gaze upon his splendour, upon his face this one thing is both the end and the fount of Israel s most profound longings and doctrines This is the end and substance of biblical theology This is inde [...]


  12. Perhaps the best Biblical Theology of Leviticus I have read, and the only one so far I use to think Leviticus was a boring but after reading Dr Morals it will give a love for the Holiness Code Not only Does Dr Morales place Leviticus in its historical, canonical and redemptive theological context but he also shows how the code is fulfilled by the Holy One Himself A masterful book will leave you thirsting for .


  13. What a fantastic book This one is definitely top 20 all time for me Unbelievable insights into the levitical cultus and the way in which that system developed over time into the fulfilled era of the church Highly recommended


  14. An easy five star rating Was assigned to read this book for the Trinity Course at Theopolis Institute What an amazing book it is Morales laying out of the structure of Leviticus is worth the price of the book by itself I m pretty sure I will come back to read this one again and again.


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