By Lawrence M. Wills

ISBN-10: 0742562492

ISBN-13: 9780742562493

ISBN-10: 0742562506

ISBN-13: 9780742562509

within the Bible, there's a drama of defining who're actually God's people—and who're now not. utilizing an array of biblical texts from either the Hebrew Bible and the recent testomony, Not God's People explores how historic Jews and Christians created their very own identification on the subject of others. The publication analyzes how biblical texts outline 'us' and 'them,' how those texts fluctuate within the approach they outline workforce id, and the way this method remains to be re-created via Jews and Christians at the present time.

Not God's People asks questions corresponding to: How is the outsider outlined? Is the correct insider outlined because the contrary of the outsider? It follows up with similar questions resembling: How have been those definitions of 'we' and 'other' within the historic groups utilized by later Jews and Christians? Are the procedures of group and enemy formation present in the Bible exhibited in so much different cultures besides? Not God's People eventually exhibits that although the Bible's definitions of the insider and outsider alterations dramatically over the years, the method are enduring, and forever true.

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