An Exegetical and Canonical Analysis of Leviticus 26: Laws, Covenants, Promises, and Warnings

Bibliographic information:

Manby, Ted Dale. An Exegetical and Canonical Analysis of Leviticus 26: Covenants, Promises, and Warnings. Saarbrücken, Germany: VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, 2010.



It appears that many Old Testament writers are using the same promises and warnings as they seek to enforce the Mosaic Covenant on the people of Judah and Israel. Thus, a familiarity with the former canonical material is essential to properly exegete other biblical sections where these also appear. The first chapter in the Hebrew canon where the blessings and curses surface is Leviticus 26. Therefore, all forty-six verses of Leviticus 26 are carefully analyzed in this work. The topics of the Mosaic law, the Sabbath, the Abrahamic and Mosaic covenants, promises for obedience, warnings for rebellion, and the future restoration of Israel are all discussed in this study. Deuteronomy 28¿32 similarity with Leviticus 26 is charted throughout this work. Finally, the Protestant tradition regarding the moral law, the Sabbath, and the use of Historical Theology are discussed. This study will be especially useful to preachers, Bible teachers, and Bible scholars who will benefit from this analysis of Leviticus 26 because it is a critical background text for many of the former and latter Old Testament prophets who used this text in their inspired writings.


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