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dc.contributor.authorWarne, Donald M.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-26T12:39:33Z
dc.date.available2013-06-26T12:39:33Z
dc.date.issued1958
dc.identifier.other482587
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/6762
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis Is to investigate the place of the Remnant in the development of the Hebrew Religions with regard to both the secular and theological uses of the concept, In some recent theological books much attention has been paid to the significance of the Remnant for Christian theology. Professor H. H. Rowley has stressed the close relationship between the Remnant concept and the doctrine of Election. Professor T, W, Manson finds a development of the prophetic doctrine of the Remnant through the concept of the Suffering Servant in Second Isaiah and of the Son of Man in Daniel to the sufferings and mission of Jesus Christ who, in Himself, embodies the Remnant. He writes: Whether we begin with the religion of the Old Testament and work our way forward through prophecy and apocalyptic or whether we start from the fact of the Early Church and try to trace it to its beginnings the idea of the faithful Remnant in the Ariadne thread that leads us to the centre of the labyrinth. There we find the Crucified who took upon himself the form of a servant and became obedient unto death: Recently Eric Heaton has protested against the use of the phrase "prophetic doctrine of the Remnant." In his study of the root )NUIp he finds no certain indication that the prophets themselves used the term remnant for any hope In the future. In speaking of the remnant of Israel, they were pointing instead to the greatness of the disaster which was to overtake their nation. It is only in the secondary strata of the prophetic books that we find the term used with a positive, forward-looking significance. While his work has added to our knowledge of the variety of uses of the biblical root ýHý, he has failed to penetrate to the inner meaning of the concept of the Remnant, and to work out Its relationship to the doom-salvation motif and to the concept of the People of God, While the identification, of the various strata of the biblical writings is a necessary task# Heaton's wholesale assignment of passages to a late day by-passes the question of the origin of the concept in the prophetic circles, Each passage should be examined in the light of the relationship of the concept to the whole of the prophet's teaching and should not be made to fit a pre-conceived notion that the prophets could not have held a positive view of the Remnant. There are four roots used for the Remnant in the Old Testament, ), Sl' 6 ý0 -7 JV) and ýýýV. The concept will be studied principally in relation to these four roots. Reference will also be made to places where the idea of the Remnant, although not found in these roots, is implicit; as, for instance, in the story of the Call of Abraham.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherUniversity of Edinburghen
dc.subjectPhilosophyen
dc.subjectReligionen
dc.titleOrigin, development and significance of the concept of the remnant in the Old Testamenten
dc.title.alternativeThe origin, development and significance of the concept of the remnant in the Old Testamenten
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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