Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters

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InterVarsity Press, Dec 10, 2019 - Religion - 240 pages
Have you ever wondered what the Old Testament—especially the Old Testament law—has to do with your Christian life? You are not alone. Some Christian leaders believe we should cast off the Old Testament now that we have the New. Carmen Joy Imes disagrees. In this warm, accessible volume, Imes takes readers back to Sinai, the ancient mountain where Israel met their God, and explains the meaning of events there. She argues that we've misunderstood the command about "taking the Lord's name in vain." Instead, Imes says that this command is about "bearing God's name," a theme that continues throughout the rest of Scripture. Readers will revisit the story of Israel as they trudge through the wilderness from a grueling past to a promising future. The story of Israel turns out to be our story too, and you'll discover why Sinai still matters as you follow Jesus today.
 

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Was in the middle of teaching Exodus when I ran across this book. It was a great resource and a great way to tie the lessons of Exodus into a larger context. Read full review

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Bearing God’s Name Book Review by Grant Alford. Carmen Joy Imes, in her IVP book “Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters” has given us a winner on several levels. 1. She has taken her 300 page ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
BECOMING THE PEOPLE WHO BEAR GODS NAME
9
LIVING AS THE PEOPLE WHO BEAR GODS NAME
99
Conclusion
185
Acknowledgments
188
Resources from The Bible Project
191
Discussion Questions
195
Notes
202
Sidebar Notes
215
Bibliography
216
Image Credits
221
Scripture Index
222
Praise for Bearing Gods Name
226
About the Author
229
More Titles from InterVarsity Press
230
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Carmen Joy Imes (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she is the author of Bearing YHWH's Name at Sinai. She is also a regular contributor to The Well and serves on the board of directors of the Institute for Biblical Research. She is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.

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