This memorial quantity either screens and evaluates the canonical process of Brevard S. Childs, whose recognition to historical past via time lively his curiosity within the Bible s use within the church throughout the a while as much as and together with the current. simply as Childs wrote on a variety of subject matters canonical and theological either Testaments, Isaiah and Exodus, the Pauline letters, the heritage of biblical interpretation, biblical theology, and historic, theological, and methodological questions the members to this quantity, pro colleagues in addition to more youthful students who studied with Childs, supply a world choice of ancient, theological, and New testomony essays in addition to contributions considering the previous testomony. The members are Stephen B. Chapman, Brevard S. Childs, Don Collett, Daniel R. driving force, Mark W. Elliott, Leonard G. Finn, Mark Gignilliat, Bernd Janowski, Jörg Jeremias, Leander E. Keck, Neil B. MacDonald, David L. Petersen, Murray A. Rae, C. Kavin Rowe, and Christopher R. Seitz.

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God’s wrath leads to his ‫“( הסיר מעל פני יהוה‬removal from the presence of YHWH”; 2 Kgs 17:18, 23; 23:27; 24:3) or to his ‫“( השׁליך מעל פני יהוה‬thrusting from the presence of YHWH”; 2 Kgs 17:20; 24:20). Though, of course, the loss of the temple and of the land meant a terrible experience of the wrath of God, Israel was not annihilated in spite of its exceeding guilt. Thus, Moses’ intercessory prayer remained effective for all future Israel, even for the generations in and after the exile. Moses’ reflection in Deut 9–10 ends: 8.

17 below. 9. Norbert Lohfink, “Der Zorn Gottes und das Exil: Beobachtungen zum deuteronomistischen Geschichtswerk,” in Liebe und Gebot: Studien zum Deuteronomium (ed. R. G. Kratz; FRLANT 190; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000), 138–155; 143–145. 10. Compare, in contrast, the repeated threat of Israel’s annihilation (hiphil of ‫ )שׁמד‬by God in Deut 28 (vv. 20, 24, 45, 48, 51, 61, 63). 28 THE BIBLE AS CHRISTIAN SCRIPTURE “Now I stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time also.

6 When examining the categories “God Remembers” and “Israel Remembers,” he begins by analyzing the semantic range of the Hebrew word zkr. Immediately, therefore, he broaches the question of how to pro- 3. Brevard S. Childs, Myth and Reality in the Old Testament (SBT 27; London: SCM, 1960). 4. , 103. 5. , 15. 6. Brevard S. Childs, Memory and Tradition in Israel (SBT 37; London: SCM, 1962). PETERSEN: BREVARD CHILDS AND FORM CRITICISM 11 ceed with the analysis. What he writes may serve as a programmatic statement about the significance of form criticism for his work: The task of tracing the development of a term presents the exegete with a basic methodological decision.

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