Still reading Plowing in Hope and pondering this quote:
The cultural perspective of the OT is one of cultural transparency. Although the nation of Israel was clearly aware of the surrounding pagan cultures, Israel was essentially a closed society and set out (with varying degrees of success) to develop obediently--according to the laws and percepts revealed through Moses and the prophets--the good land God had mercifully give to them. The Israelites did not set out self-consciously to make a Hebrew culture in contrast to the cultures of the other nations. Rather they focused on being faithful, in order to foster a culture which was fully in agreement with the teachings of Scripture. There clearly was a distinctively biblical Hebrew culture, although the OT covenant community did not spend much time ruminating on this fact as such. [bold emphasis mine]Any thoughts to share? What have you been reading or creating lately?
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