Deuteronomy 27–30 (Covenant Ritual) with Melissa Ramos
Listen here as Dr. Melissa Ramos (Portland Seminary) talks to us about Deuteronomy 27–30. We discuss:
the relationship with ancient Near Eastern rituals
the stones as witnesses to the covenant
the tribes’ roles in the ritual
the ethical vision of the blessings and curses
the distinctive nature of Deuteronomy’s inclusion of blessings
Deuteronomy’s view of human ability to keep the law in relationship to Paul’s in Romans
whether Deuteronomy is fairly characterized as “retribution theology”
Relevant Works by Dr. Ramos
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Ritual in Deuteronomy: The Performance of Doom. Routledge, 2021.
Laura Quick and Melissa Ramos (eds.). New Perspectives on Ritual in the Biblical World. Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2022.
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