이 포스트는 2018년 ‘통합구약학회'(장로교통합측구약학자모임)에서 발간한 <구약학자들의 시편 설교>를 소개하는 글입니다. 이 책에는 저의 설교문이 두 편 실렸구요. 여기서 저의 첫 번째 설교문인 ‘우리는 어디로 가는가’라는 제목의 글을 소개하도록 하겠습니다.
This post introduces you to a book, a collection of articles (or sermon manuscripts) on the book of Psalms written by the Korean Hebrew Bible scholars who belong to The Presbyterian Church of Korea. I contributed to this book with two sermon manuscripts, the first of which is entitled “Where are we going?” following Paul Gauguin’s famous painting, Where Do We Come From? What Are We? Where Are We Going?)
This post summarizes Thomas Römer’s “Joshua’s encounter with the commander of YHWH’s army (Josh 5:13–15): literary construction or reflection of a royal ritual?” My words are limited to the sections written in gray, Intro, and Closing words.
The book of Joshua has many cruxes, and the passage about the commander of YHWH’s army in Josh 5:13-15 is one of them. The scene reminds the reader of the event that Moses encountered when he was keeping his father-in-law’s flock near Horeb. There, Moses received the vocation to save Israel from Egypt. The commander of YHWH’s army likewise appeared in front of Joshua and said, “Remove the sandals from your feet, for the place where you stand is holy.” Then he disappeared with no other words of revelation. Why did he appear if he was not to deliver any other words?