The Centrality of “The Land” in the Old Testament

Peter Enns on the centrality of the land in the Old Testament:

[It] may sound off a bit boring–maybe even not terribly spiritual–but land is a major idea the Bible keeps on the front burner. Actually, I may even be understating things [a] bit.

The promise to receive land, getting it, how to hold on to it, losing it and getting it back, and how not to lost it again.

I’ve just described the main storyline of the OT.

I think Enns does in fact understate the matter. The land is to the Old Testament what the Kingdom of God is to the New Testament.

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