How would Israelites have understood their nation’s covenant relationship with Yahweh? Dr. Robert Miller II offers a study of the Old Testament language of covenant within its ancient context, especially in light of Assyrian ideology. His study reveals that ‘covenant’ really meant ‘grace.’ Tune in as we talk with Robert Miller about this important theological concept Covenant and Grace in the Old Testament: Assyrian Propaganda and Israelite Faith
(Gorgias Press, 2012).
Robert D. Miller II
earned his Ph.D. in Hebrew Bible from the University of Michigan, and is Associate Professor of Old Testament at The Catholic University of America, and Research Associate with University of Pretoria, South Africa. His books include Chieftains of the Highland Clans: A History of Israel in the 12th and 11th Centuries BC
(2005), Oral Tradition in Ancient Israel
(2011), Covenant and Grace in the Old Testament: Assyrian Propaganda and Israelite Faith
(2012), and The Dragon, the Mountain, and the Nations
(2018). Robert teaches courses in Old Testament, the ancient Near East, and Archaeology.
Michael Morales is Professor of Biblical Studies at Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and the author of
The Tabernacle Pre-Figured: Cosmic Mountain Ideology in Genesis and Exodus (
Peeters, 2012), and
Who Shall Ascend the Mountain of the Lord?: A Biblical Theology of Leviticus (IVP Academic, 2015). He can be reached at email@example.com.