Yahweh’s Intent to Make Himself Known: Limited Time Offer

The kind folks at Crossway have agreed to allow me to give you, dear reader of this blog, a set of gifts, each of which will be available for a limited time.

There are 77 tables in God’s Glory in Salvation through Judgment: A Biblical Theology, and I have permission to make five of them available here for free. I hope they’ll be useful to you.

These tables could be used in your own study of the Bible, as you teach the Bible to others, or perhaps even in course notes. These tables typically gather the sorts of things that computer searches or concordances don’t turn up with just one or two searches. That is, they collect the kinds of information that you have to read through the text carefully to find all the instances of because sometimes the same idea is expressed in several different ways. The Chicago Manual of Style (p. 757, §18.4) describes the kind of biblical theological theme I have in mind:

“A computer can search, record, and alphabetize terms and can arrange numbers far more efficiently than a person. But it cannot distinguish between a term and a concept or between a relevant and an irrelevant statement. At best it can generate a concordance.”

I’d love for these gifts to spur you to buy the book and become a regular here at For His Renown, but you’re under no obligation to do either of those in order to get these tables. They’re gifts. All you have to do is click the link, take a look, and you can decide whether or not you want to save the thing for your own use in the future. If you want it, you will need to save it, because unlike Biblical Theology for Kids!, which is going to be here when you come back, these will not remain available indefinitely.

This first one catalogs statements God makes in Exodus about his intention to make himself known. He asserts repeatedly that he is Yahweh, and he tells Israel, the Egyptians, and Pharaoh that they will know that he is Yahweh.

Here’s the link to the table cataloging these references: Yahweh’s Intent to Make Himself Known [link removed].

This link is going live on Friday, March 18, 2011, and it will go dead at the end of Monday, March 21, 2011.

And may the Lord make himself known to you!