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Author Knowles, Michael (Michael P.)
Title The unfolding mystery of the divine name : the God of Sinai in our midst / Michael P. Knowles.
Publisher Downers Grove, IL : IVP Academic, c2012.
 Book Stacks  BS1245.52 .K56 2012  AVAILABLE
Descript 254 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents How many names does God have? -- Names and the naming of God -- God compassionate and gracious -- God slow to anger -- God of steadfast love -- God trustworthy and true -- God of forgiveness and justice -- God in our midst.
Summary When Moses asked God to show him his glory, the LORD passed before him and proclaimed His name. And from that named cascaded a promised of grace and love, compassion and faithfulness, forgiveness and slowness to anger. The story is told in Exodus 34:5-7, but the resonant name reverberates through corridors of Scripture. Michael Knowles teases out the rich dimensions and implications of this name by listening carefully to Exodus 34 and its biblical echoes. He particularly tunes his ear to the spiritual meditations of later sages. In tracing the unfolding mystery of the divine name throughout the span of Israel's story, he finds it startlingly resolved in the God of Sinai becoming present in our midst. The manifold name of God has long captivated those who trace their spiritual ancestry to Abraham, whether they are Jewish, Christian or Muslim. This book brings this spiritual quest into dialogue with Scripture and tradition, and invites us to experience this God of the eternal name.
ISBN 9780830839858 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0830839852 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Subject Bible. Old Testament Exodus XXXIV, 5-9 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
God -- Name -- Biblical teaching.

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