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Lohr, Joel N.
Chosen and Unchosen. Conceptions of Election in the Pentateuch and Jewish-Christian Interpretation.
Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns 2009. XVIII, 254 S. gr.8° = Siphrut, 2. Geb. US$ 39,50. ISBN 978-1-57506-171-9.
Joel N. Lohr’s highly readable analysis was presented in 2007 as a doctoral thesis at the University of Durham under the supervision of Walter Moberly. Besides, also L.’s studies with Joel Kaminsky (who was on a visiting fellowship at Durham in 2006) have clearly left their mark. »Chosen and Unchosen« is the second volume in a new series published by Eisenbrauns, Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures.
In the introduction to his work, L. points out that his prime interest lies in »examining how OT election has been construed in Christian and Jewish interpretation over the past 50 years or so.« L. finds a markedly different approach towards the biblical topos of election in »Christian Interpretation« (chapter 1) and in »Jewish Election Theologies« ...
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