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The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament


Simon Kouessan Degbe 

Maranatha University College, Ghana


Abstract

The questions surrounding the relationship between the Old Testament and the cultural and primal world of the Old Testament and its environment continue to divide biblical scholars and theologians. Regardless of the sheer affinities and resemblances of beliefs, practices and languages that exist between the Old Testament and its cultural environment, some are of the opinion that the Old Testament trend within its cultural world was not derived, affected, influenced or tainted by its neighbors. Others are also of the view that the Old Testament was directly derived and influenced by its environment. Thus, how the questions of the apparent affinities between primal revelation on one hand and the Old Testament on the other hand have been resolved and being resolved is what this paper seeks to re-engage.

Keywords: Israel and her neighbors, primal religion and the Old Testament, religious affinities between the Old Testament and its environment, the uniqueness of Israel’s faith.



Citation: Degbe, S. K. (2014). The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament. Open Science Repository Religion and Theology, Online(open-access), e45011813. doi:10.7392/openaccess.45011813

Received: May 30, 2014

Published: June 10, 2014

Copyright: © 2014 Degbe, S. K. Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

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Degbe, S. K. (2014). The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament. Open Science Repository Religion and Theology, Online(open-access), e45011813. doi:10.7392/openaccess.45011813

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Degbe, Simon Kouessan. “The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament.” Open Science Repository Religion and Theology Online.open-access (2014): e45011813.

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Degbe, Simon Kouessan. “The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament.” Open Science Repository Religion and Theology Online, no. open-access (June 10, 2014): e45011813. doi:10.7392/openaccess.45011813.

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Degbe, S.K., 2014. The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament. Open Science Repository Religion and Theology, Online(open-access), p.e45011813.

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1. S. K. Degbe, The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament, Open Sci. Repos. Relig. Theol. Online, e45011813 (2014).

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1. Degbe, S. K. The Law and the Prophets: Affirming or Redeeming Primal Revelation in the Old Testament. Open Sci. Repos. Relig. Theol. Online, e45011813 (2014).


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