NSBT Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord: A Biblical Theology of the Book of Leviticus
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"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'?
In this commentary, 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 Testament. He shows how life with God in the house of God was the original goal of the creation of the cosmos, and became the goal of redemption and the new creation.
"This book... promises to give us not only a theology of Leviticus, but also a richer theology of the Pentateuch, and finally of the whole Bible. I predict this volume will spawn some excellent sermon series on Leviticus!"
- D.A. Carson
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