Books & Bibles
Fashion & Jewelry
Gifts & Giving
Home Decor & Accents
Kitchen & Gourmet
Beauty & Health
Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.
Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!
Malachi 2:14: The Lord is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Robert Gordon notes that a number of arguments have been proposed against the interpretation of the covenant in Malachi 2:14 as a marriage covenant. In Marriage as a Covenant, Gordon Hugenberger responds to these objections and argues very effectively for the validity of the marriage interpretation. We shall attempt to establish, Hugenberger writes, that Malachi, along with several other biblical authors, identified marriage as a covenant and that the implications of such a theory of marriage are not contradicted by other biblical texts, even where the term 'covenant' does not happen to appear. In this detailed study, Hugenberger provides a thorough examination of the exegetical issues involved in interpreting Malachi 2:10-16. He - explores the overall context of Malachi 2:10-16 - defines the meaning of "covenant" in 2:14 - determines the nature of Malachi's prohibition of divorce in 2:16 - compares this passage against others that seem to tolerate polygyny - demonstrates how Malachi uses a reference to the first marriage in 2:15 - answers objections that marriage cannot be a covenant because of the absence of an oath and an oath-sign - views other places in the Old Testament that recognize marriage as a covenant Scholars, pastors, and students will benefit from this reference volume that concentrates on Malachi 2 but also addresses the larger themes of marriage, divorce, and polygyny in the Bible
1. The Interpretative Context Of Malachi 2:10-16 2. Covenant In Malachi 2:14: Does It Refer To Marriage? 3. Malachi 2:16 And Divorce 4 Malachi 2:10-16 And The Toleration Of Polygyny Elsewhere In The Old Testament 5. Malachi 2:15: Malachi's Appeal To Adam And Eve For His Understanding Of Marriage As Covenant 6. Covenant And Oath Defined 7. Verba Solemnia And Sexual Union: The Requisite Covenant-Ratifying Oath And Oath-Sign For Marriage 8. Marriage As A Covenant Elsewhere In The Old Testament 436 Pages
Buy Marriage as a Covenant: Biblical Law and Ethics as Developed from Malachi (Biblical Studies Library) by Gordon P. Hugenberger from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780801021923 & 0801021928
The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of Marriage as a Covenant: Biblical Law and Ethics as Developed from Malachi (Biblical Studies Library) by Gordon P. Hugenberger today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.
Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572