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The Word Became Fresh [Kindle Edition]

Dale Ralph Davis
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"...I still believe that traditional Old Testament criticism has had the effect of killing the Old Testament for the church. This little tome can hardly reverse that, but it is meant as an exercise in reading the Old Testament for fun and profit. As my mother-in-law used to say, 'It's different anyway.' And maybe it will help. Most of what I do in the following pages involves discussing examples of Old Testament narratives. I have tried to select examples from a broad range of possibilities. By the way, I assume that you have the biblical text handy in order to carry on your 'Berean' work." Dale Ralph Davis

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 365 KB
  • Print Length: 146 pages
  • Publisher: Christian Focus Publications (1 July 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DS7TB3E
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Not just for preachers 14 Jan 2014
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As far as I can tell anything written by Dale Ralph Davis is worth reading. This is quite a short book but is really helpful in understanding narrative sections of the old Testament. Realy good and an enjoyable read.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Old Testament is about God 2 Jan 2014
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Dale Ralph Davis brings out the fact that the Old Testament is about the dealings of God more than the dealings of His people. It refocused readers of the OT to consider the history, geography and anything else only under how God works out His purposes and that will be the advancement of His name and glory. Dale Ralph Davis brings out great and simple examples of OT narratives helping us to see the Bible coming alive and remaining alive as it is God's living word.
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5.0 out of 5 stars well written 18 Aug 2013
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enjoyed reading this challenged me to improve my hermeneutical application to my sermons
and to include more old Testament stories which we refrain from
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5.0 out of 5 stars preaching OT narratives 16 Aug 2013
By D.A.Beirne - Published on Amazon.com
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Most studies on biblical hermeneutics give a chapter to narrative literature. This volume focuses only on preaching from the OT narratives, and is very insightful. If you've read a lot of hermeneutics, lots of the material here will not be new but it is more in depth and especially filled with examples of how to approach some texts. One unique addition here is a chapter focusing on the "Nasties", those uncomfortable passages that some have deemed "inappropriate" for public teaching. If you want help in working with Joshua-Chronicles, pick up some of Davis' commentaries and this volume also. Very helpful and Davis is an excellent teacher in this niche.
5.0 out of 5 stars Indespensible Book for Preachers 23 May 2014
By Blake Law - Published on Amazon.com
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Reading this text, one thing becomes clear about the author: his chief concern is for the Lord of the Universe to speak most clearly through the proclamation of His Word.

Davis provides profound insights into the inner-workings of narrative sections of Scripture, getting into the theology of revelation by narrative as well as the implications and the limitations of the genre in preaching. He furnishes the reader with incredibly helpful exegetical "angles" on these narratives, always striving to get as close to the center of meaning of the passage as intended by the author. Davis does not teach a method of interpretation or exegesis. Like a crime-scene investigator, he shows how the Hebrew narrative reveals so much meaning through style and nuance. Much of the book could be reduced to a large list of "do's" and "don'ts" for preaching through narrative texts--very practical advice for beginner (or advanced) preachers. Davis also uses dozens of interesting and illuminating illustrations to demonstrate complicated concepts and principles involved with interpreting narratives. Finally, Davis always gives advice for how to make application of the truths being communicated by these narratives to a congregation. Lots of thought-provoking (heart-provoking) points of application here.

Davis' use of well-known and obscure Old Testament narratives will have you constantly turning to the pages of your Bible throughout reading this book. Be prepared to spend some serious time in God's Word as Davis' text inspires you to go to it again and again, seeing it in a new and fresh way. This has been among the best and most helpful books I have read in my seminary career.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional! 15 Mar 2014
By Natewhit - Published on Amazon.com
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There are certain commentators that you wish would write a commentary on each and every book of the Bible. Dale Ralph Davis is one of those commentators. His insight is refreshing and inspiring. Get anything that Davis writes.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great help for preaching from OT narratives 2 Nov 2013
By Ditteke den Hartog - Published on Amazon.com
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Many commentators overlook the unique aspect of Old Testament narratives. D.R. Davis learns us how this unique feature can be used in sermons.
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