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From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (J Daniel Hays) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2003) 9780830826162
From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (J Daniel Hays) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2003) 9780830826162
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Title: From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race

Author: Hays, J Daniel

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2003

Paperback; ISBN: 9780830826162

Volumes: 1; Pages: 240

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After this I looked and there before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language ..."--Revelation 7:9.The visions in the book of Revelation give a glimpse of the people of God at the consummation of history--a multiethnic congregation gathered together in worship around God's throne. Its racial diversity is expressed in a fourfold formula that first appears in Genesis 10.The theme of race runs throughout Scripture, constantly pointing to the global and multiethnic dimensions inherent in the overarching plan of God. In response to the neglect of this theme in much evangelical biblical scholarship, J. Daniel Hays offers a thorough exegetical study. As well as focusing on texts which have a general bearing on race, Hays demonstrates that black Africans from Cush (Ethiopia) play an important role in both Old and New Testament history.This careful, nuanced analysis provides a clear theological foundation for life in contemporary multiracial cultures and challenges churches to pursue racial unity in Christ.ContentsSeries PrefaceAuthor's PrefaceAbbreviations1. Introduction2. The Ethnic Make-up of the Old Testament World-Introduction-Ethnicity-The "Asiatics": Israel and Her "Semitic" Cousins-The Cushites-The Egyptians-The Indo-Europeans (Philistines, Hittites)-Conclusions3. Creation, Blessing and Race (Genesis 1--12)-Introduction-Created in the Image of God-The So-Called "Curse of Ham" (Genesis 9:18-27)-The Table of Nations (Genesis 10)-Blessing for All Families of the World (Genesis 12)-Conclusions4. Israel, the Torah, Foreigners and Intermarriage-Introduction-The Formation of Israel-The Sojourner and the Foreigner-Moses and Intermarriage-Phinehas the Priest-Conclusions5. Israel and Black Africa During the Monarchy-Introduction-Cushite Soldiers in the ANE prior to the Israelite Monarchy-Soldiers and Generals: Cushites in the Early Monarchy-Enemies and Allies: Cush, Assyria and Judah-Postscript: Cushite Soldiers in the ANE after the Monarchy-Conclusions6. Racial Issues in the Prophets-Introduction-Judgment and Blessing in Isaiah-Amos: Are You the Same to Me as Cushites?-The Prophetic Voice in Psalms-Zephaniah and the Name Cushi-Ebed-Melech the Cushite-Conclusions7. The Ethnic Make-up of the New Testament World-Introduction-The Greco-Roman World (Greeks and Barbarians)-The Jewish Diaspora-Black Africa (Cush, Meroe, Ethiopia)-North Africa (Berbers, Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans)-Anatolia (Celts and Others)-Conclusions8. Race and the Theology of Luke-Acts-Introduction-The Other Gospels-Luke: Abraham and the Blessing for All Nations-The Good Samaritan-The Ethiopian Eunuch-Simeon Called Niger-Conclusions9. Race, Pauline Theology and the Apocalypse-Introduction-Galatians: Neither Jew Nor Greek-Colossians: Neither Barbarian Nor Scythian-Ephesians: Unity in the Church-Paul and the Nations-Revelation: From Every Tribe, Language, People and Nation-Conclusions10. Conclusions and Applications-Synthesizing Conclusions-Final ThoughtsBibliographyIndex of Modern AuthorsIndex of Scripture ReferencesIndex of Ancient Sources
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