Answering the Psalmist's Perplexity: New-Covenant Newness in the Book of Psalms Volume 62 (New Studies in Biblical Theology #62) (Paperback)

Answering the Psalmist's Perplexity: New-Covenant Newness in the Book of Psalms Volume 62 (New Studies in Biblical Theology #62) By James Hely Hutchinson, D. A. Carson (Editor), Benjamin L. Gladd (Editor) Cover Image
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"Give thanks to YHWH, for he is good, for his covenant faithfulness endures for ever" (Ps 136:1).

There are now numerous models that seek to explain how the biblical covenants relate to one another. In an attempt to evaluate these models, James Hely Hutchinson mines the rich seams of the book of Psalms in this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume.

After covering the key data on covenant relationships in Books 1-3 of the psalter, Hutchinson considers the perplexity expressed in the pivotal Psalm 89: in the face of the exile, the promises to David appear to be null and void. The building blocks of the solution lie with the first five books of the Bible, chiefly with the inviolable character of the promises to Abraham. However, if the Abrahamic covenant is to reach fulfilment, the problem of sin must be dealt with once and for all, and a glorious new-covenant regime must be established in which a host of covenants converge in their fulfilment. Central to this regime, which lies beyond the exile, is the eternal rule of David's superior, righteous seed and son who is also a perpetual priest and a suffering servant.

Identifying new-covenant newness as "eschatological satisfaction (fulfilment)" and "transcendent inauguration," Hutchinson tackles a range of matters that contribute to our understanding of the contours of redemptive history, with the overall aim to enhance readers' grasp of God's breathtaking salvation plan, ability to handle Scripture aright, and worship of the Master.

Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson and Benjamin L. Gladd, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

About the Author

D. A. Carson is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois.James Hely Hutchinson is director of the Institut Biblique de Bruxelles in Belgium, where he teaches Old Testament, biblical theology, and biblical languages. He has also taught at several other training institutions in French-speaking Europe. He is a contributor to The God of Covenant, Interpreting the Psalms, and Stirred by a Noble Theme.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781514008867
ISBN-10: 1514008866
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: January 9th, 2024
Pages: 272
Language: English
Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology