Item description for Leviticus (Daily Study Bible--Old Testament) by George Angus Fulton Knight & John C. L. Gibson...
Overview George A.F. Knight's contribution to The Daily Study Bible Series is a commentary that demonstrates the high value of Leviticus for Christians. It is written in a style that is accessible to lay people, while maintaining usefulness for advanced students as well. Knight argues that many elements of orthodox theology, such as the meaning of the atonement, the nature of the People of God, and others have their origin in Leviticus. He further asserts that a proper biblical theology is an Old Testament theology. Thus, for Knight, Leviticus is a very important book, that should no longer be ignored by the Church. The commentary is written from a moderately critical perspective, but there will be much that is useful to those from many other perspectives.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9" Width: 6" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.97 lbs.
Release Date Sep 19, 1981
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
Series Daily Study Bible
ISBN 0664218024 ISBN13 9780664218027
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More About George Angus Fulton Knight & John C. L. Gibson
Knight has taught Old Testament studies and Semitic languages at various schools around the world and has served as coeditor of the International Theological Commentary series.
George Angus Fulton Knight was born in 1909.
George Angus Fulton Knight has published or released items in the following series...
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What Leviticus can teach us about God Sep 15, 2002
George Knight relates a story in the prologue: There was an old British radio show that frequently had guests of all kinds. At one point they had a theologan on. The host asked him what 12 books of the Bible he would bring if he were stranded on a desert island. "Well, I certainly wouldn't bring Leviticus," was the theologan's reply. That is the case with many Christians. To them, many of the Old Testament books "just aren't important," but they ALL are still the word of God.
George Knight gives us a very readable and practical commentary on the book of Leviticus (a manuel for Israel's priests and a "Holiness Code"--moral commands--for the people). The book consists of a half-chapter (give or take) of Scripture followed by Knight's commentary. Knight often gives some very insightful commentary showing what this type of animal sacrifice shows about God's personality or explaining why the people could only have one type of crop in a given field.
Although Knight succeeds in making a normally dull book (especialy when compared with Genesis, Joshua, 2 Samuel, the Gospels, etc) seem exciting, there do exist some faults with the book. One chapter in Leviticus deals with rules agains homosexuality. Instead of coming right out and saying what he believes Leviticus says about the subject, Knight tip-toes and tap-dances so much, I'm still not really quite sure WHAT he believes about it. I'm not sure if he's delicately trying to say that God is wrong about gay folk or if he's just a little afraid to actually condemn homosexual practices.
There are other places in the commentary where Knight does a similar tap-dance routine, but overall, this is an extremely good commentary that really aided in my understanding of Leviticus.
A must read for Christians studying the Bible Aug 3, 1999
This book provides an in-depth analysis of Leviticus with reflections on our times and our issues.
In many cases we read Genesis and Exodus then run right to the New Testament failing to understand Leviticus and are uncomfortable defending the Word of God as expressed in the images of a B.C. nomadic people; their rituals; and their sacrifices.
As you read each of these pages the images become clearer to us as the same images are seen in our world today and God's Word and its meaning becomes clearer.
Read this book and then move on through the Word of God without lingering doubts and know His Word truly holds the answers to our life.
Thank you George Knight for such an illuminating book.