Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters (Paperback)

Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters By Carmen Joy Imes, Christopher J. H. Wright (Foreword by) Cover Image

Bearing God's Name: Why Sinai Still Matters (Paperback)


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Have We Misunderstood the Ten Commandments?

Have you ever wondered what the Old Testament--especially the Old Testament law--has to do with your Christian life? You are not alone. Some Christian leaders believe we should cast off the Old Testament now that we have the New. Carmen Joy Imes disagrees.

In this warm, accessible volume, Imes takes readers back to Sinai, the ancient mountain where Israel met their God, and explains the meaning of events there. She argues that we've misunderstood the command about "taking the Lord's name in vain." Instead, Imes says that this command is about "bearing God's name," a theme that continues throughout the rest of Scripture. The story of Israel turns out to be our story too, and you'll discover why Sinai still matters as you follow Jesus today.

Bearing God's Name offers:

  • An opportunity for readers to revisit the story of Israel as they trudge through the wilderness from a grueling past to a promising future,
  • An appendix with resources from The Bible Project, and
  • Discussion questions for individual reflection or group conversation.
Carmen Joy Imes (PhD, Wheaton College) is associate professor of Old Testament at Prairie College in Three Hills, Alberta. A graduate of Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, she is the author of Bearing YHWH's Name at Sinai. She is also a regular contributor to The Well and serves on the board of directors of the Institute for Biblical Research. She is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature.
Product Details ISBN: 9780830852697
ISBN-10: 0830852697
Publisher: IVP Academic
Publication Date: December 10th, 2019
Pages: 240
Language: English