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A Walk Through the Bible by Lesslie Newbigin

By Lesslie Newbigin

Almost immediately sooner than he died in February 1998, Lesslie Newbigin recorded a chain of 8 15-minute talks, pitched at a well-liked point and entitled "A stroll in the course of the Bible". This quantity collects the 8 talks.

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Html[21/04/11 12:58:04 PM] next page > page_30 < previous page page_30 next page > Page 30 story of wars between these two kingdomsthe northern kingdom of Israel and the smaller southern kingdom of Judahand between these kingdoms and their neighboursPhilistia, Moab, Edom, Syriawhile gradually the imperial power of Assyria dominates the eastern sky. The time comes when Assyria, after gobbling up all these small kingdoms, finally moves in to besiege and destroy Israel, take away its king, destroy the city of Samaria, remove its inhabitants to be slaves in the imperial estates of Assyria.

And when he goes up those steps again it is without the disciples for they have panicked and fled. It is as a prisoner to be tried and condemned. html[21/04/11 12:58:28 PM] next page > page_64 < previous page page_64 next page > Page 64 Caiaphas and Pilate. And when challenged he bears witness to the fact that he is indeed that son of man whose coming had been promised. And so he is condemned, humiliated, flogged, taken out to die. One more crucified fighter for the kingdom. But unlike all who had gone before, Jesus' words are not curses for those who torture him, but words of forgiveness.

It was their faith that if Israel could perfectly keep God's law, then God would in his own way and time intervene to establish his kingdom. And they therefore sought to ensure the meticulous and absolute obedience of all true Israelites to the law in all its detail. 4 Withdrawal Finally there were those who had withdrawn from public life, those about whom we know through the recently discovered Dead Sea scrolls. html[21/04/11 12:58:17 PM] next page > page_48 < previous page page_48 next page > Page 48 and fasting they could hasten the day when God would intervene to save his people and establish his reign.

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