Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred von Rohr Sauer

Scripture References in this Resource

Jeremiah 11:18-20; Jeremiah 15:15-21; Jeremiah 17:12-18; Jeremiah 18:18-23; Jeremiah 20:10-13; Isaiah 63:15-19; Micah 7:8-10; Habakkuk 1:12-17; Psalm 44:12, 23; Psalm 35:4; Psalm 56:6; Psalm 64:7; Psalm 71:11; Psalm 74:8; Psalm 83:5; Psalm 22:4; Psalm 59:6; Proverbs 69:14; Psalm 7:10; Psalm 17:3; Psalm 26:2; Psalm 22:9; Psalm 37:5; Psalm 40:10; Psalm 69:20; Psalm 25:6; Psalm 74:2; Psalm 89:48; Psalm 8:5; Psalm 7:2; Psalm 35:3; Psalm 69:8; Psalm 140:3; Psalm 142:4; Psalm 106:4; Psalm 119:157


The object of this study is to investigate the mission motif in the life and thought of the people of Israel in three different periods in the nation's history, namely, the early monarchical period, the exilic period, and the post-exilic period. The inquiry seeks to determine whether or not Israel had a mission to the gentile nations during the Old Testament period, the nature of that mission, and the ways in which that mission was to be carried out. An attempt will also be made to discern the difference in emphasis in the three different periods and how the situations and the needs of a particular time determined the emphasis of that time.

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